הכנס "תקשורת ושינוי חברתי" נערך בתאריכים 29-30 בנובמבר 2012 במלון גולדן קראון בנצרת.

הכנס נועד ללמוד על הקשרים שבין ארגונים שפועלים לשינוי חברתי לבין עתונאים שמכסים את התחומים האלו, לקדם את הקשרים ביניהם, ולפתוח פתח לדיון עם קהל של חוקרים, אנשי תקשורת, פעילים ומי שמתעניינים בתקשורת ושינוי חברתי.

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Communication for Social Change, Nazareth 29-30.11.2012 

The two day conference "Communication for Social Change" was held in the Golden Crown Hotel in Nazareth and was jointly organized by the Department of Communication in collaboration with The Center for Research on Peace Education at the University of Haifa, represented by Dr. Rivka Ribak and Prof. Tamar Katriel, and the International Christian Committee in Israel, represented by Dr. Salim Nakhleh. The event was attended by scholars, social activists, journalists, Arab and Jewish Communication students and members of the general public from both Arab and Jewish communities, as well as guests from abroad. The conference was intended to bring media professionals and managers working in NGOs, together with senior journalists involved in areas of social change. Nine representatives of NGOs working in the areas of education, health and civil justice participated in three panels, together with three journalists from Haaretz (Israels newspaper of record) andThe Marker (a leading economic daily). In each panel NGO representatives told the audience about their organizations mission and activities, its goals vis-à-vis the media as well as the successes and challenges they face when interacting with journalists. Journalists then explained their perspective, how they operate and the pressures and limitations under which they work. Perhaps even more important than the riveting panels, were the interpersonal exchanges and the networking opportunities that the conference afforded the participants. 

In addition to the three panels, the conference included three featured keynote speakers. MK Dov Khenin spoke about his strategies of managing his media relations with an emphasis on the various tactics he uses to discourage or encourage coverage of his legislation initiatives. He shared his wealth of understanding of how media work and how politicians can use, and even manipulate, media coverage in the service of social change. A second speaker, Dr. Ayman Agbaria from the University of Haifa, spoke about his involvement with Arab education in Israel and the efforts of organizations to affect change from within. He spoke about the use of local, and even community, on-line media and their importance in community mobilization. Our Final speaker was Mr. Aviv Lavie, a radio host of a program that deals with social change on a more micro level by helping individuals who are struggling with public agencies. His talk discussed the crisis in journalism and its effects on media outlets ability and willingness to be involved in social change. 

Thursday night a beautiful gala dinner was shared by all participants. Several dignitaries including Archbishop Elias Shakur, Bishop Munib Younan, ICCI President Dr. Salim Nakhleh, as well as France Consul General Gilles Courrègelongue spoke about the need for co-existence and the important role that the conference, as well as the cooperation between activists and journalists which it promoted, played in increasing such cooperation. Prof. Cohen, of the University of Haifa praised the cooperation of the University with the Christian community in Israel in working toward a stronger and more equitable civil society, and expressed wishes for future co-operation. Mr.Husam Elias presented a comprehensive report on the various activities of the Committee in Israel, all designed to help the needy and advance democracy and co-existence. The evening was shared by everyone with food, drinks and beautiful music and made for an important addition to the already memorable conference. 

 

 

שלושה מושבים וקדשו לבחינת הממשק שבין ארגונים שמבקשים לקדם שינוי בתחומי החינוך, הבריאות והשוויון האזרחי, לבין עתונאים וחוקרים שעוסקים בתחומים הללו. שלוש הרצאות מפיהם של חבר הכנסת ד"ר דב חנין, חבר ועדות הפנים ואיכות הסביבה וראש הוועדה לענייני סביבה ובריאות; ד"ר אימן אגבריה מהחוג למנהיגות ומדיניות בחינוך באוניברסיטת חיפה ומכון מנדל למנהיגות; ואביב לביא, עתונאי העוסק בנושאים של צדק חברתי וסביבתי שפכו אור נוסף על הממשק הזה.

את הכנס החוג לתקשורת והמכון לחקר החינוך לשלום באוניברסיטת חיפה יחד עם האגודה הנוצרית הבין-לאומית בנצרת, והוא פתוח לציבור.

 

ההזמנה לכנס:

http://hevra.haifa.ac.il/~comm/he/files/events/Social_change_invitation.pdf

תכנית הכנס:

http://hevra.haifa.ac.il/~comm/he/files/events/Social_change_schedule.pdf

 

 

                                          :        Photographs by Yair Gil                                   

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