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Global Media Policy Working Group

The working group on Global Media Policy was established in 1998 with the aim of offering an open space for scientific interaction to examine Global Media Policy as an emerging field of research and practice.

This Working Group critically addresses the main features of the processes that aim at regulating and governing the on-going transformations of global media and communication systems and structures. Special attention is posed to the multi-level complexities of this domain, to emerging forms of multi-actor governance and to innovative practices of participation in governing arrangements beyond the nation state. The Working Group also focuses on the democratic implications of Global Media Policy transformations and on the potential of critical investigation towards more transparent and accountable governance models for media and communication.

Over the years, the Working Group has organized conference panels and produced publications that have contributed to consolidate scientific knowledge in the field and to structure Global Media Policy as a domain. Currently efforts are being made to develop scientific as well as policy-oriented interdisciplinary exchanges with other IAMCR sections and Working Groups as well as with other institutions. This is being done particularly in the context of the Global Media Policy Mapping project.

Co-Chair: Arne Hintz [Contact]
Co-Chair: Claudia Padovani [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Véronique Wavre [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Petros Iosifidis [Contact]

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The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will held its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Global Media Policy Working Group invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
At the upcoming July 2016 IAMCR conference in Leicester, the IAMCR Global Media Policy Working Group will be holding elections for the offices of: two co-chair positions; and two vice-chair positions.
altThe Working Group o Global Media Policy of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2013 conference to be held on 25-29 June, 2012 at Dublin City University.
The deadline for submissions of abstracts and panel proposals is February 28, 2013.
erythrina_caffraInternational Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)Academic Conference, July 15-19, 2012, Durban (South-Africa)South-North Conversations
The Working Group on Global Media Policy of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2012 conference to be held from...
blue_5The Working Group on Global Media Policy has just issued its Report  from the 2011 Istanbul Conference, with descriptions and insights on past and future activities. Download the report:
icon GMP WG Activities' Report 2011 (45.71 kB)
istanbulAs part of the GMP programme at the IAMCR Conference 2011 to be held in Istanbul, 14-17 July the Working Group on Global Media Policy invites you to the workshop:
Mapping Global Media Policy.
Interactive session on data collection, maps elaboration, scenarios of use and future developments

Istanbul, Kadir Has University - July 14, 14.30-16.00, Room D.100
istanbulIAMCR Conference 201113-17 July, 2011 - Istanbul, TurkeyIAMCR Working Group on Global Media PolicyCall for papers
The Working Group on Global Media Policy is a dedicated space within the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to discuss global aspects of communication governance and investigate the interplay between different policy actors and levels, from the local to the global, and the political processes that shape media policies. It serves as a forum of debate on these questions at...
There is growing interest in the international and global governance of media and communication amongst scholars and policy makers, as well as civil society organizations and trans-national issue networks. At the same time Global Media Policy (GMP) as a field of research is under-theorized, not well defined in its boundaries and open to controversial interpretations regarding the main processes and actors involved.
In order to address such challenges, the Global Media Policy working group has been developing a collaborative project aimed at understanding the landscape of global media policy and governance processes. This project is conceived as a first step in the identification,...
The Working Group is planning to hold several sessions about its project 'Mapping Global Media Policy', including a general introduction, a hands-on workshop on the new digital platform, and a discussion concerning future scenarios. The Group is also collaborating with other IAMCR sections in organizing the following joint sessions:
'Women and News Media in Global Perspective: Reflections on the Global Media Monitoring project 2009' (with the Gender and Communication Section)
'Policies for Community Communication' (with the Community Communication Section)
'Rethinking Citizenship in a Globalized World:...
braga_2010The Community Communication Section and the Global Media Policy Working Group invite paper proposals for a roundtable on 'Policies for Community Communication'. The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the policy situation for diverse types of grassroots-based, civil society-oriented and self-organised media, from community radio to blogs, and to distill a policy agenda.


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