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Japan's Citizen Media Meet at Mikawa Medifes 2014

Written by Keiko Tanaka · Translated by Keiko Tanaka On 4 May 2014 @ 0:39 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, Digital Activism, East Asia, Film, Japan, Japanese, Media & Journalism, Quick Reads

第12回市民メディア全国交流集会 三河メディフェス2014のウェブサイトのスクリーンショット [1]

Screenshot of the Mikawa Medifes 2014 website

Citizen media makers in Japan are gathering in the Mikawa region of Japan's Aichi prefecture this weekend for the 12th annual citizen media conference Mikawa Medifes 2014 [1] [ja]. Dozens of sessions about civic media will be held at the Kariya City Cultural Center from May 3 to 5, 2014.

Themed in “the media near you”,  the conference counts the participation of local media makers such as Kariya's citizen broadcasting station Channel Daichi [2] [ja] and community radio station fm838 [3] [ja]. Participants will share their case studies and practices in areas such as film production, hyper-local media, online broadcasting, remixing newspapers [4] [ja] and student-produced radio programs.

Over three days, the conference seeks to exchange ideas and information about the relationship between civic engagement and participatory media for the future.

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[1] Image: http://mikawamedifes2014.com/

[2] Channel Daichi: http://ch-daichi.jp/

[3] fm838: http://www.838.fm/

[4] remixing newspapers: http://www.mawashiyomishinbun.info/

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