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Course Overview

This comprehensive four-week course will show you the ways that international development is conceptualised, imagined and communicated as an area of study. You’ll decipher the ways in which these understandings impact individuals living in different parts of the world, and how the media can shape, address and enhance key ideas and debates.

  • Get an introduction to media and international development as a body of knowledge
  • Understand why media matter for international development
  • Identify the role of social media in humanitarian communication and its role in imagining international development
  • Understand the importance of public service media and why it matters for development

This course focuses on key debates within the studies of international development and diversity. It therefore will be best suited to anyone considering studying or working within these fields.

By the end of the course you will receive an Ozone certification.  This certification is evidence that you are able to…
  • How media can tackle poverty and inequality, around the world
  • The key ideas, concepts and debates in media and international development
  • A range of case studies to discover the role of media and communications in development processes and social change
  • Media representations of development, community media, participatory media, public media and social media in campaigns
  • How media promotes development in your country / community and in other parts of the world