IAMCR’s International Council, Executive Board and the Council's Legal Committee have prepared a series of amendments of the IAMCR statutes. The proposed amendments will be placed on the agenda of the IAMCR General Assembly which will be held online on 16 July 2022.

7 June, 2022 -IAMCR's Communication Policy & Technology Section organised a webinar to present the book “Concealing for Freedom: The Making of Encryption, Secure Messaging and Digital Liberties”, co-authored by Francesca Musiani and Ksenia Ermoshina.

The Political Communication Research Section issued its first newsletter with information of interest to its members. During the coming months, the section heads will primarily share relevant information about the upcoming online conference.

The Environment, Science & Risk Communication Working Group regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The current issue includes information about IAMCR 2022, a pre-conference event, awards and a call for papers for a special issue of Science Communication.

IAMCR will make several awards and grants available to its members in 2022. They include:

The International Communication Section, jointly with the Centre for Advanced Internet Studies in Bochum, Germany and the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University, will host the workshop "Power, Control and Cyber Governance: Discourse from the East and the West" to be held 12-13 July 2022 in Bochum, Germany and online.

IAMCR books

The Global Media Policy Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads, the 20th title in the IAMCR/Palgrave series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Edited by Claudia Padovani, Véronique Wavre, Arne Hintz, Gerard Goggin and Petros Iosifidis.

Edited by Margaret Gallagher and Aimee Vega Montiel (2023)

This book engages contemporary debates on women’s rights, democracy, and neoliberalism through the lens of feminist communication scholarship.

Members' books

By Yoel Cohen, "Rabbis, Reporters and the Public in the Digital Holyland" focuses on the triangular relationship between rabbis, journalists and the public analysing each group’s role in influencing the agenda around religion in Israel.

By Yerkebulan Sairambay, "New Media and Political Participation in Russia and Kazakhstan: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Young People in Eurasia" confronts the sociological problem of the usage of new media by young people in political participation, particularly in Eurasian countries.

Edited By Paul Reilly and Virpi Salojärvi, heads of IAMCR's Crisis Security and Conflict Communication Working Group, the this book explores how both elite and non-elite actors frame societal threats such as the refugee crisis and COVID-19 using both digital and traditional media.

Centered around Mexico as a case study, this book explores the production of political entertainment in post-authoritarian legacy media and how political and economic conditions constrain the range and edge of discourse. By Martin Echeverría and Frida V. Rodelo.