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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:12:07 +0200
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Dear all,

as the second day of our conference in Dublin is getting started, here  
is just a brief update on day 1. It was a successful day, according to  
all the participants that I talked with. There were consistently  
around 60 participants throughout the day, with up to 100 at peak  
times. Participants included local Irish media activists but also many  
international guests who are here for the IAMCR conference. We've had  
several OURMedia 'veterans' like John Downing, Amparo Cadavid,  
Stefania Milan, Bob Hackett, and others, but also many new faces and  
many older and younger scholars for whom this has been the first  
OURMedia experience.

Sessions ranged from discussions on the media situation in Ireland to  
interactive Skype debates on community media in Cyprus and in the  
Middle East, and addressed community radio as well as new social  
media. Our friends from Dublin Community Television did a tremendous  
job in organising the logistics and some parts of the programme, and  
the Irish community media network CRAOL generously supported the event.

Day 1 took place at a nice venue in central Dublin. Day 2 is starting  
now at Dublin City University.