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Nora Cruz Quebral

All of us at Southbound remember fondly the many ways and numerous occasions when Prof Nora Cruz Quebral had inspired our work dedicated to the discipline she founded.

We are grateful for the privilege of publishing her work and for receiving her premission to cite her in the many books published by other authors.

Prof Cruz Quebral recalled the beginings of DevCom in the following   YouTube video  by The University of the Philippines Los Baños Interactive Learning Center.  

We reported on the celebratory seminar, “Development Communication, Los Baños Style,” which was held on 14 December 2011 to mark the award of an Honorary Doctorate by The London School of Economics and Politcal Science recognizing the major contributions by Prof Cruz Quebral to development. The page which also discusses her impotant role in the academe and among communties in developing countries can be accessed here .

Friends and colleagues have been invited to share stories and memories about Prof Cruz Quebral at  this memorial website .
Expanding Shrinking Communication Spaces
New book by Philip Lee & Lorenzo Vargas
Expanding Shrinking Communication Spaces All human and social activity depends on communication. No matter the issue – poverty, conflict resolution, self-determination, migration, health, land, housing, the climate crisis – little can be done without effective communication. Since communication clearly underpins genuinely sustainable development and requires equitable access to information and knowledge, to information and communication technologies, as well as plurality and diversity in the media, this book identifies the missing UN Sustainable Development Goal 18: Communication for All, whose purpose is to expand and strengthen public civic spaces through equitable and affordable access to communication technologies and platforms, media pluralism, and media diversity. Click here for more.
Southbound participated in the George Town Literary Festival
and launched this book during an inaugural event of the Festival.
The Xaverian Journey
The Story of a Lasallian School
in Penang, Malaysia

by Francis K W Loh, PhD; Cecilia Ng, PhD and Anthony Rogers, FSC


This richly illustrated, hardcover monograph chronicles the founding, growth and progress of a Lasallian school in Penang. Using St. Xavier’s Institution and Penang as their regional base, the La Salle Brothers spread and founded schools throughout the Malayan Peninsula and across East Asia. C-Square, a print and web design agency founded by a Xaverian, is the graphic studio which provided the creative work on this book.  

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