IAMCR 2014: call for papers and panel proposals


The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2014 IAMCR Conference that will be held on July 15-19, 2014 in Hyderabad, India

The Department of Communication at the University of Hyderabad and the School of Communication of the English and Foreign Languages University will be hosting the 2014 Conference and the theme will be  “Region as a Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice”.

The conference wants to explore the dynamics of media systems, communication patterns and organizational relationships within a new “framing” of region as a physical and conceptual category. It will be divided into Sections and Working Groups (full list available here), some of which will focus on ComDev themes:

This section brings together research on community, alternative and citizens’ media, and other forms of civil society-based and participatory communication. It considers a range of non-governmental and non-commercial communication practices such as do-it-yourself media, media for and by communities of locality or interest, social movement communication, and media that form a ‘third sector’ next to public service and commercial media. Such communication practices may use a variety of communication technologies, from print newsletters to mobile phones, from community radio to online social networking.

This section addresses issues related to communication processes within the local, regional, national or international spheres and the ways in which communication, information and/or media foster social change through participation. It also keeps an eye to policymaking, economics, gender, culture and technology that shape the participatory communication processes. PRC application fields can include democratization, communication and information rights, ICTs for sustainable development, health communication, environmental communication, agricultural extension and rural development communication, communication for advocacy, folk media, social movements, national and cultural identities, participation and empowerment, gender and power, community radio, participatory video and photography, non-formal participatory forms of education, participatory action research, etc. 

The abstracts, which should be 300 to 500 words in length, can be submitted online after December 1, 2013 directly to the conference’s website. The deadline is February 10, 2014.

For additional information please visit the IAMCR website.

IAMCR is the worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. Its members promote global inclusiveness and excellence within the best traditions of critical research in the field.


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