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  [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  [ja] and community radio station fm838  [ja]. Participants will share their case studies and practices in areas such as film production, hyper-local media, online broadcasting, remixing newspapers  [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.