IAMCR participated in the UNESCO Global Forum on Media and Gender, held in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2-4, 2013. Janet Wasko, IAMCR president, Aimée Vega, vice-president, were there and prepared this short report. IAMCR will continue to engage with the emerging Global Alliance for Media and Gender.
Institutional members of IAMCR can now name up to ten (10) PhD students as members of the Association at no additional cost. IAMCR president, Janet Wasko, says the new policy is good for everyone: “Institutional members gain visibility and provide a service to their students, the students get the experience of being part of a worldwide professional association that can help expand their networks and their horizons, and IAMCR will benefit from the injection of new ideas and perspectives that are essential to keeping the association vital.”
With support from the Media Program of the Open Society Foundations, IAMCR is offering up to five grants for research conducted by young and emerging scholars. IAMCR's Global Media Policy Working Group, Emerging Scholars Network and Communication Policy Task Force will oversee, administer and award the grants.
Communication and Human Rights / Comunicación y derechos humanos was the theme of IAMCR's 2009 Conference in Mexico City and the title of a book that brings together some of the best papers presented at the conference's plenary sessions.
Edited by Aimée Vega Montiel with contributions by Néstor García Canclini, Jo Glanville, Kwame Boafo, Agnès Callamard, Frank La Rue Lewy, Ibrahim Saleh, Aimée Vega Montiel, Divina Frau-Meigs, Maria Immacolata Vasallo de Lopes, Margaret Gallagher, Cees Hamelink, Raúl Trejo Delarbre, Antonio Pasquali, Fátima Fernández Christlieb, Miquel de...
IAMCR's next conference will be held in Hyderabad, India from July 15-19, 2014. Usha Raman, a member of the Hyderabad Local Organising Committee, provided information on the conference theme, location and the host institutions during the closing plenary of IAMCR's Dublin conference.
Visit the conference website at IAMCR2014.ORG
IAMCR President, Janet Wasko, sent a letter to Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece, regarding the sudden closure of the public service broadcaster, ERT. In her letter she underlined the importance of public service media in democratic societies and urged the prime minister to "immediately reverse this decision, allowing Greek and other affected citizens living in the country and abroad to receive independent and quality information in this important period in Greek history."
As is customary, IAMCR will host a special panel at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference. This year's panel will focus on the theme of IAMCR's own conference that begins in Dublin on 25 June, a short distance and a few days away.
“Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders”, the Dublin theme and the title of the panel, centres on whether and how the current economic crisis and its attendant gales of "creative destruction" may serve to reshape geo-political and communication orders.
The IAMCR Executive Board and International Council will consider proposals for hosting and organization of future IAMCR conferences from 2015 onwards. Expressions of interest should be submitted to the Executive Board by June 17, 2013. IAMCR conferences are major opportunities to show the know-how and promote the activities of the organizing institution(s) and to foster the energy and creativity around a large international project.
It is with deep sorrow that we report the death of Polish professor and journalist Karol Jakubowicz, who passed away April 28th.
Karol was an active IAMCR member for many years and contributed greatly to our meetings and discussions. He was a leading expert on European media and held many prominent positions. He led committees on media issues at the Council of Europe and UNESCO, and served as Director of the Polish Television. Karol was also an adviser on broadcast media laws to governments, NGOs and international organizations, including the...
On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), IAMCR joins UNESCO and other international and regional media organizations to launch the annual Women Make the News (WMN) initiative, under the theme “Towards a Global Alliance on Media and Gender”.
We are inviting editors-in-chief of newspapers, radio, television on and offline to join UNESCO’s initiative, and to produce special supplements/programmes on these topics and/or to entrust women journalists and reporters with editorial responsibility for the...