The Communication Initiative Network (The CI) is an portal for the exchange of information between “the people and organizations engaged in or supporting communication as a fundamental strategy for economic and social development and change…This process is supported by web-based resources of summarized information and several electronic publications, as well as online research, review, and discussion platforms providing insight into communication for development experiences.
Currently, The CI Network process includes: The Communication Initiative: Global – in English, with a worldwide overview and focus; La Iniciativa de Comunicacion: Latin America – in Spanish, with a worldwide overview and focus on the Latin American experience and context; and, Soul Beat Africa – in English, with a focus on the African experience and context.”
The site also includes a Policy Blogs section and Development Networks for such topics as Journalism in Crisis, Haiti, Communication and Climate Change, Polio Communication Consultation Group, and HIV/AIDS Strategy.
The Drum Beat, a weekly electronic magazine features new summarized information from the site.
The ASC community should be proud to know that The Annenberg School has become an associative member of “The CI.” Here’s hoping more academic institutions join us. Anyone interested in global communication, development communication or health communication beyond our shores should find something useful at this site.