Journal of Development Communication

Articles

Vol. 23, No. 1, June

Editorial
With the publication of this issue of the Journal of Development Communication (Number One Volume 23), we have great pleasure indeed to announce that the publisher of the Journal, the Asian Institute for Development Communication (Aidcom) has recently...
Read preview Overview
The Impacts of Character Identification on Attainment of HIV Prevention Goals: An Entertainment Education Programme in Botswana
Makgabaneng is a radio serial drama in Botswana. This drama aims to help change risky behaviours associated with HIV/AIDS through modeling and reinforcement, a strategy they call MARCH. Pappas-DeLuca, Kraft, Galavotti, et al. (2008) clarify that the...
Read preview Overview
Communication for Development: UNDP in Chittagong Hill Tracts
It would be hollow to argue with Sadiq Ahmed's statement: "In the early 1970s, following independence, Bangladesh faced daunting development challenges." (1) As it would be to dispute the World Bank's (WB) explanation for why such a situation had come...
Read preview Overview
Interface between Media, Democracy and Development
The media is a complex non-state actor whose activities have been made even more complex by massive advancement in technology. From the primitive gong of the village town crier, the eafleteering of anti-colonial movements, the bold headlines of the...
Read preview Overview
Media Watch and Journalism Rights Organisations as Advocates of Press Freedom in Post-Soviet Central Asia
In the bleak press rights territory of post-Soviet Central Asia, domestic and international nong-overnmental organisations, foreign governments, news outlets, and multinational entities such as the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe...
Read preview Overview
Awareness of Kami Prihatin Campaign in the Media
The excerpt above was taken from an article titled Mencari Jalan Penyelesaian (Looking for Solutions) from Utusan Malaysia Online. The author decisively stated that the current situation of social problems in the country has become increasingly worrying....
Read preview Overview
Maimul Ahsan Khan. the Vision and Impact of Fethullah Gulen: A New Paradigm for Social Activism
MAIMUL AHSAN KHAN. The Vision and Impact of Fethullah Gulen: A New Paradigm for Social Activism. Blue Dome Press, New York. 2011. 174 pages. This 174-page book documents the ways of M. Fethullah Gulen and the supporters of the movement inspired...
Read preview Overview

Vol. 22, No. 2, December

Editorial
The editorial advisers, staff and the publishers of JDC are indeed much delighted to receive the news from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) that they have recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Professor Nora Quebral of...
Read preview Overview
Heart of a Lion, Mind Full of Pride: The Paradox of Teaching E-E as a Heuristic for Homegrown Change in Rwanda
The Paradoxes of E-E: Lessons from the Academy and the Field Entertainment-Education emerged as a rigorous field of study and practice following the publication of Singhal and Rogers' 1999 text, Entertainment-Education: A Communication Strategy...
Read preview Overview
Youth Culture and New Media: A Study of Telecommunications Advertisements in Nigeria
The first telecommunications company introduced into the Nigerian economy by the British colonial administration was known as the Posts and Telegraph (P&T), a government owned telecommunications outfit that was re-branded at political independence...
Read preview Overview
Emergence of Community Radio: Harnessing Potential Role for Rural Development
In the context of present rural scenario in India the community radio has added value to enable rural households, more importantly small and marginal farmers, artisans, fisher folk and women, to actively participate in the development programmes of...
Read preview Overview
A Longitudinal Study of Agenda Setting and Environmental Pollution
The agenda-setting hypothesis looks at the relationship between relevant emphasis given by the media on various topics and the degree of concern that the same topics may have among members of the public. As stated by Dearing and Roger, 1996, the agenda...
Read preview Overview
Information Needs of Riverside Communities: A Case Study in Malaysia
The history of television in Malaysia began in the year of 1963 when government launched the first channel (Rangkaian Satu) and operated at Vunku Abdul Rahman Hall. Six years after the establishment of the first channel, the second channel (Rangkaian...
Read preview Overview
J.V. Vilanilam. Public Relations in India: New Tasks and Responsibilities
J.V. VILANILAM. Public Relations in India: New Tasks and Responsibilities. Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2011. 292 pages. This 292 page book documents the history of Public Relations (PR) and practices in India. It is seen more as...
Read preview Overview

Vol. 22, No. 1, June

Building Leadership in the E-World
The worldwide penetration of the mobile phone confirms that we are living in an e-World--a world in which electronic and digital communication play an increasingly important role. The International Telecommunications Union estimates that the number...
Read preview Overview
Engaging Community through Community Leader: Thai Urban Community Perspective
Developing community has attracted the attention of many researchers in recent years. Community may be viewed as systems composed of individual members and sectors that have a variety of distinct characteristics and interrelationships (Thompson et...
Read preview Overview
Security Challenges of Climate Change: Bangladesh Perspective
The global phenomenon of climate change is increasingly being recognised as a transnational challenge with complex and critical ramification on security, especially in developing countries. Analysing the current and emerging security implication of...
Read preview Overview
Communication and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: The Last Twenty Years and the Next Decade
The vision of the Nigerian government to make the country one of twenty most industrial economies in the world by 2020 (Vision 20-2020) is fast becoming more distant, unrealistic and unattainable despite the huge claims of success by the government...
Read preview Overview
War or Peace Framing? an Analysis of the Pakistani Press Coverage on War on Terror
Johan Galtung coined the term peace journalism in 1970s and developed two opposing modes of reporting wars i.e., "peace or conflict journalism" and "war or violence journalism." He did not follow the conventional pattern of reporting in the war situation...
Read preview Overview
An ICT Project in the Philippines Wins the AGFUND Award
The Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture (OPAPA), a government institution, won the annual AGFUND (Arab Gulf Programme for Development) award in 2010 for applying a series of different ICT technologies and strategies in an innovative manner to communicate...
Read preview Overview
R. Saravanan (Ed), ICTs for Agricultural Extension
R. SARAVANAN (ed), ICTs for Agricultural Extension. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, 2010. 557 pages This 557 page book documents the application of information and communication technologies to agricultural extension in 28 countries worldwide....
Read preview Overview
Editorial
It has been a trend among communication scholars to discuss the use of technologies towards sustainable, social and economic development. Professor Royal D Colle in his paper on "Building Leadership in the e-World", explores actions taken by The Asia...
Read preview Overview

Vol. 21, No. 2, December

Low Cost Communication Aids: Effective Means for Communicating Hill Women about Indoor Air Pollution
In the Indian Himalayas a pair of bullock works 1064 hours, a man 1212 hours and a woman works 3485 hours in a year on one hectare farm, a figure that illustrates women's significant contribution to agricultural production. Women in hills are actively...
Read preview Overview
A Philippine Case Study of Conflicting Models in Mass Communication Education
Development journalism is one international media model that has been touted as an alternative and perhaps reaction to the traditional Western model that most often assumes private or corporate ownership and is primarily supported by advertising. Reporters,...
Read preview Overview
Comprehensive Dimensions of Chinese Young Adults' Perspectives of Google's Leaving: An Empirical Approach
The Internet is growing rapidly in China today. The total number of net-surfers has reached 253 million. Specifically, 81.5 percent of the net users read on-line news and the total number of users is 206 million, and 53.1 percent users cannot live...
Read preview Overview
Re-Visiting the Contending Frontiers of Development Journalism in Africa: Of Official Dogma and Journalists' Rejection in Cameroon
For close to six decades now, a lot of scholarly interest has been focussed on examining the role that the media and specifically journalists, can play in national development in developing countries. Theoretically, these observations regarding the...
Read preview Overview
Thomas Tufte and Florencia Enghel, Youth Engaging with the World: Media, Communication and Social Change
THOMAS TUFTE AND FLORENCIA ENGHEL, Youth Engaging with the World: Media, Communication and Social Change. Published by Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 341 pages. U$34.00 / Euro 23.00 Issues concerning youth are now gaining momentum all...
Read preview Overview
Editorial
With this issue of The Journal of Development Communication, 21 years of publications will be completed. We must confess to our kind readers that it has not been an easy task. We have had to cope with steadily increasing production cost. Our additional...
Read preview Overview
Investing toward an ICT4D Impact
During the first decade of the 21st century, information technology became a major force in the lives of much of the world's population. We once spoke almost wistfully of having phones in the villages of Africa and Asia, but that reality is already...
Read preview Overview

Vol. 21, No. 1, June

Devcom Southeast Asia: The Moral Aspect
Twelve years after its financial crisis in the late '90s, Southeast Asia is back on its feet and is looking to make up for lost ground. To the east, India is flexing its economic muscle for its ASEAN neighbors to take note. To the north, far-flung...
Read preview Overview
Communicative Activities in Community Ecotourism Projects in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Ecotourism, a term that first appeared in the 1970s to describe environmentally and culturally sustainable tourist activities (Honey, 2003), has become the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry, generating revenues between US$ 30 billion to...
Read preview Overview
Regenerating Youth Development: The Challenges for Development Communication
The tide is slowly turning to how governments perceive youth development. Once considered a deficit, youth development is now being considered an asset. A deficit perspective distinguishes youth as the root cause of social ills such as drug abuse,...
Read preview Overview
Effects Discrimination on Demographic Variables in Health Communication Campaigns
Most human activities are directed towards changing the attitudes and behaviour of other human beings. All mass media are full of numerous efforts to influence the attitudes of the people towards certain objects. But the attitude change is not the...
Read preview Overview
Optimising Communication Channels for Inclusive Rural Development in India
The size, distances, poverty, illiteracy, linguistic variety and a host of barriers have prevented India's rural population, largely farmers and local craftsmen, from full inclusion in the mainstream of national growth. This is ironic given that agriculture...
Read preview Overview
The Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) by Agricultural Researchers in Edo State, Nigeria
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has been broadly viewed as those technologies that facilitates the communication process and enhances the processing and transmission of information by electronic means (CTA, 2003). Omotayo (2005) also...
Read preview Overview
Tele-Centres as Local Institutions: Present Landscape in Nepal
A 2010 message from Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) marking five years since the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, included the following: In today's world, information...
Read preview Overview
Vilanilam, J V, Development Communication in Practice: India and the Millennium Development Goals
VILANILAM, J V, Development Communication in Practice: India and the Millennium Development Goals. Published by SAGE Publications India Ltd, B Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044. 2009. 292 pages, Rs 450. Does growth...
Read preview Overview
Thomas L McPhail, Development Communication: Reframing the Role of the Media
THOMAS L MCPHAIL, Development Communication: Reframing The Role of The Media. Published by Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom. 240 pages Thomas L McPhail, a well-known academician and media analyst, has put together an excellent book of articles on...
Read preview Overview
No East No West
International Dialogues on Fostering Understanding and Building Bridges Across Cultures Among Young People of Asia and Europe: An International Conference This International Conference is a follow-up to the "We Are One" Dialogue held in 2006 which...
Read preview Overview
Editorial
This issue of The Journal of Development Communication is the Number One of the Twenty first Volume. In other words, JDC has passed 20 years of publication smoothly and uninterruptedly. The efforts by the publisher and the editors of JDC in this context...
Read preview Overview

Vol. 20, No. 2, December

Foreword
When climate negotiators gather in Copenhagen in December for the 15th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, they will be setting a course that will move the world's governments either forward or merely...
Read preview Overview
Coping with Climate Change: Will Women Share the Burden?
Farmers in Malawi used to be able to predict the coming of the rains, but no longer. So Mazoe Gondwe, the food provider for her family, diversifies production by dividing her plot of land among rain-fed and irrigated crops, hoping for the best. ...
Read preview Overview
Re-Examination of Development Communication Theory and Practice: Informing a Critique of UNESCO's Model Curricula for Journalism Education for Developing Countries and Merging Democracies
Efforts internationally are underway to assess the quality of journalism education, a process that inevitably considers curriculum and the preparation of journalists able to meet professional standards. This article discusses three such efforts: the...
Read preview Overview
Communication and Invitational Social Change
The scene is a public square in Oakland California. The date: early December, 2008. Two hundred citizens of Oakland have heeded the call of a local theater company to create a "theatrical reenactment" of the 1946 Oakland General Strike 62 years ago,...
Read preview Overview
Women Empowerment through the Village Pay Phone Programme of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh: A Revisit after Ten Years
The diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has come to play a major part in development programmes around the world. Among them, the mobile phone have been used, to combat poverty and give the people an opportunity to join the...
Read preview Overview
Constructing Defences of Peace: Peace Education and the Media
Violent conflict is a major destructive force that can impede development. Physical violence and armed conflict affect not only the infrastructure but also the minds of people involved in violence. The trauma of large-scale violent conflict especially...
Read preview Overview
Using Satellite Technology for Higher Education: Chinese and Indian Experiences
It is evident from numerous accounts that satellites have the capacity to reach even the remotest places on earth under the open sky. Besides the developed world, many developing countries have tried to harness the potential of this resource towards...
Read preview Overview
Examining the Trust Crisis for Multi-National Corporations in China: A Triple-Case Study of International Public Relations
The activity and market investment of multi-national corporations (MNCs) have been drastically increasing due to China's open-market reform and rapid economic growth. By 2000, 400 of the 500 most famous MNCs had invested in China (Chen, 2004). In 2005,...
Read preview Overview

Vol. 20, No. 1, June

Community Arts Singapore: Framework for a Community Indicator System
As Singapore moves forward into the new year, the next phase of its development will be based on the creative capacity of its people, both local as well as foreign talents. The National Arts Council together with its partners from the five districts...
Read preview Overview
Interpersonal and Mass Media Campaign for HIV/AIDS Prevention: An Integrated Approach
In the absence of a vaccine for therapeutic cure, education through effective interpersonal and mass communication strategies is a 'Social Vaccine' against HIV/AIDS prevention (Population Report, 1989). Although the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
Read preview Overview
On Information Analysis: A Supply and Demand Approach
The astounding progress in the area of information and communications technology that we have witnessed in the late 1990s and the present time has improved our understanding of the concepts for social sciences information in particular, but still there...
Read preview Overview
E-Governance Opportunities in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned from Korea's Experience
Innovations in communications and information technology have been introduced at a rapid speed in our society in the last decade. These phenomena often called the Information Revolution or Information Technology Revolution can be compared to the Industrial...
Read preview Overview
Information Seeking in the ICT Age: How Different Age Groups Respond to the New Phenomenon
During the last twenty years rapid developments in technology have led to changes in the way we work, play and learn. There is a kind of new revolution in the making, IT revolution. Castells (2000) notes that the current process of technological transformation...
Read preview Overview

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.