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Leonardo Custódio

Leonardo Custódio

Leonardo Custódio is a Brazilian PhD candidate at the University of Tampere, Finland. In his doctoral research (2009-2015), he analyses media activism in favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Valuing dialogue and respect in research

    Valuing dialogue and respect in research

    One factor that motivates research in the intersections between communication and development is our willingness to contribute to social change. Buzzwords (Cornwall & Brock, 2005) such as “participation” and “empowerment” indicate scholarly intentions to contribute towards more just and egalitarian societies. It is certainly an admirable cause. However, what do we do if our actions in the field contradict our well-meaning intentions?

    By: Leonardo Custódio
    Posted: November 16, 2015
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