The Concept of Community-based/Participatory/Development Communication, a form of communication, which gives the underprivileged access not only to information but also to the use of mass communications, was coined by this author to permit an understanding of the dynamics of the communication process wthin a developing milieu. We posit that a perfect mastery of the mechanics of CBC will help communication professionals beat the awesome noise barriers created by reactionary structures whose functions would not permit communication. This paper was presented at a workshop for public relations and communications experts of some local government (council) structures in Cameroon. The seminar was facilitated by SNV (the Netherlands Development Organisation - Highlands Office) and United Media Incorporated
Picture of participants - communications and public relations staff of councils.