The Gender and Communication Section has released its February 2022 newsletter including information about forthcoming events and publications that might be of interest to the section's members.

The Participatory Communication Research Section regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The January 2022 issue includes a reminder about the abstract deadline for IAMCR Beijing 2022, a call for reviewers for the IAMCR Beijing 2022 abstracts, and a call to join the PCR Facebook Group.

IAMCR is initiating the Presidential PhD Research Webinars to open up channels for greater engagement and participation, keep IAMCR's vibrant and collegial spirit, foster membership engagement outside of the main conference times, and provide more visibility for the research that early-stage scholars do.

The Islam and Media Working Group is pleased to announce that three awards for outstanding papers will be offered to members of the working group presenting papers at the online conference IAMCR Beijing 2022.

The Gender and Communication Section has released its December 2021 newsletter including information about forthcoming events, the call for papers for IAMCR 2022, and publications that might be of interest to the section's members.

This one-day virtual symposium focuses upon the specific non-Western context of digital political communication and women. While much research has been undertaken and published upon the use and impact of social media, largely by male politicians and policymakers in the West, there has been a paucity of similar investigations elsewhere in the world.

IAMCR books

We are pleased to announce the release of the seventh title in the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series, co-published by Wiley and IAMCR. Edited by Yoel Cohen and Paul A. Soukup, The Handbook of Religion and Communication provides a contemporary view of the intertwined relationship of communication and religion.

Edited by Sarah Anne Ganter and Hanan Badr, this is the 19th title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. The book offers a critical map to navigate the field of media governance.

Members' books

By Pradip Ninan Thomas, this volume provides an introduction to some of the issues and challenges related to platform regulation and the conundrums and paradoxes involved.

By Justine Humphry, this book examines how mobile phones and the internet have become a vital part of the everyday lives of people experiencing homelessness.

Edited by Teresa Puente, Jessica Retis, Amara Aguilar and Jesus Ayala Rico, this book offers a critical and practical guide for journalists reporting on issues affecting the Latinx community.

Edited by Abiodun Salawu, Tshepang Bright Molale, Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed and Mohammad Sahid Ullah, this book brings together voices from the margins in underrepresented regions of the Global South, within the context of scholarship focusing on indigenous languages and development communication.