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Tanya Notley <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject:        [creative-radio] MENA Community Media Journal
Date:   Mon, 29 Sep 2008 21:04:15 -0700 (PDT)
From:   tamara aqrabawe <[log in to unmask]>
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To:     mena Amarc <[log in to unmask]>

Call for Abstracts

To send contributions for the upcoming Agenda journal on Community Media

At the forefront of feminist publishing in South Africa for 20 years,
the Agenda journal raises debate around women's rights and gender
issues. The journal encourages critical thinking, debate and social
activism and strengthens the capacity of women and men to challenge
gender discrimination and injustices.

The IBSS/SAPSE accredited and peer reviewed journal will be published in
January 2009.

This journal issue aims to put a spotlight on gender issues within all
forms of community media - print, radio, TV and internet as well as
citizen journalism and blogging. We want to investigate if community
media face similar gender issues to commercial, government and
mainstream media, e.g. with regard to gender stereotyping, women's
under-representation in decision-making positions and women's voices in
the news.

Articles should debate social, economic or legal pressures of women
working in community media as well as legal provisions that protect
against gender discrimination in community media. We also welcome case
studies and best practice examples.

Contributions may also discuss one or more of the following questions:

-      What are women's potential and challenges in community media?
-      What is the importance of gender equality, awareness and
sensitivity for balanced and democratic community media?
-      How do community media address gender issues differently from
mainstream media?
-      Community radio - a women's medium?
-      How to effectively use community media as a tool to promote
women's decision-making roles and political participation?

We invite contributors from all over the African continent and other
developing countries to write on the above-mentioned topics from either
a research or an activism perspective.

Abstracts and contributions must be written in English language and a
style accessible to a wide audience. Please submit abstracts to guest
editor Kristin Palitza, [log in to unmask]

All abstract submissions must:

    * Specify the specific key area you would like to write on;
    * Count 200-300 words;
    * Include contact details: your name, institution/organisation,
      telephone, email and the country in which you reside/country of

Deadline: Please submit no later than 1 October 2008.

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