Centre for Development Communication

DHAN Foundation strongly believes that community provides a powerful learning opportunity and it views communication as a human factor in development. Also the Foundation believes that media can be used as a means for education, for motivation in the spheres of development action.

The Centre for Development Communication facilitates documentation and dissemination of field learning within and outside the organisation and promotes the application of the traditional and modern media in developmentaction.

The Centre documents and publishes the field experiences of the programmes and Institutions of the DHAN Collective in both print and audio visual formats for information sharing and advocacy.

The Centre supports the People’s Organisations to setup and run community media centres with the combination of community radio, video and web based technologies. It has also promoted a Forum for Development Journaliststo discuss and write on the community initiatives that would reflect grassroots realities.

The Centre undertakes thematic campaigns combining digital and folk media for fostering BCC. The Development Film Festival is an exciting annual feature organised by this Centre on a development theme.

  • Kalanjiam Community Radio

    The Kalanjiam Community Radio station, which currently narrowcasts the audio programmes, would soon go on air once the Community FM license issued by the GoI.
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  • Development
    Film Festival

    The Development Film Festival is envisioned to be a creative platform for the film makers to showcase their works on the themes and issues concerning development of the poor and vulnerable communities... Learn More>>
  • Development Journalist Forum

    Development Journalists Forum launched with a core group of journalists, NGOs and Academic institutes in Madurai. Programmes for media professionals were organised on the themes of causes... Learn More>>
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2. Collaboration

3. Enabling

4. Innovation

5. Excellence

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