UNESCO (Paris) has formally renewed the term of the UNESCO Chair on Community Media at the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad for a further period of four years, until December 2019.

The Chair was set up in 2011 to promote the cause of community media through research, policy advocacy, capacity building, and knowledge dissemination.  Led by the Chairholder, Prof. Vinod Pavarala and with the support of a core team consisting of faculty fellows, Dr. Kanchan K. Malik and Mr. Vasuki Belavadi, the Chair has endeavored to fulfill this mandate during the last four years.

A Press Conference was held in the presence of VC Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Coordinator R&D, University of Hyderabad Prof. Nirmal Viswanathan with Prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media Dr. Kanchan K. Malik and Dr. Vasuki Belavadi from theDepartment of Communication, University of Hyderabad to announce the renewal of the UNESCO Chair for a second term in the University of Hyderabad

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