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What an interesting month October has been! The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) has invited the CfCSC to write a discussion paper for the upcoming UN Roundtable on Communication for Development in Rome next year. Four students and one staff member are involved in writing the paper under the supervision of Centre's Director Elske van de Fliert.
A new Postdoctoral Research Fellow is joining us from Griffith University. Heather Anderson completed her doctorate in 2008 and currently lectures in Media Studies, Broadcast Journalism, and Social Enterprise at Griffith University. Her research areas include alternative media, social movements, and prisoner's community radio.
The nominations for 2014 Communication for Social Change Awards opened one month ago and we have received many inspiring nominations so far. If you are interested in applying, please visit here.
In Student Spotlight we feature our former CSC master student Kiery Manassah from Vanuatu, who graduated in 2012 and currently works as Communication Officer for the Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PIPP) giving voice to the voiceless through advocacy, debate, and public discussion.
We also feature the research of three Centre's PhD candidates who work in very different fields: Daniela Bandelli's work on post-feminist social movements in Italy, Tamara Plush's research into participatory video practice in Africa and South East Asia, and Steven Sam's research exploring the impact of mobile phohes on the lives of marignalised young people in Sierra Leone.
The latest issue of the Development Bulletin includes three papers from the CfCSC that were presented at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)/Universities Linkages Conference last year. Have a look in From the Centre.
The Peace and Conflict Studies Institute of Australia (PaCSIA) and the CfCSC have been involved in the organisation of the upcoming Community Cafe Dialogues. In this cafe, ideas will be shared about how to improve the safety of people fleeing to Australia.
As always find out what is happening in our arena in From the Field and get the information you were looking for on current work opportunities and volunteering experience in Australia and international contexts in Opportunities.
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Until our next newsletter!