The University of Canterbury will host IAMCR's 2024 conference from 30 June to 4 July in Christchurch, New Zealand. Speaking at the closing plenary of IAMCR 2023 in Lyon, Donald Matheson, chair of the Christchurch local organising committee, introduced Christchurch and extended a warm invitation to all IAMCR members.

Featuring fifteen papers by authors from nine countries, including South Africa, Chile, China, and India, the "Media - History - Social Inequalities" pre-conference was held in Lyon, jointly organized by the Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies Working Group and the History Section of IAMCR.

Volume 10, Issue 1 of The Political Economy of Communication is now available. IAMCR colleagues that presented papers at the IAMCR 2023 conference are encouraged to submit their work to the journal.

This year, 23 travel grants were awarded to early-stage scholars who are also members of IAMCR from low and middle-income countries. The grants provided them with the opportunity to participate in and present their work at the Lyon conference. Among the recipients, there were 13 women and 10 men, representing 16 different countries.

IAMCR is pleased to announce the winners of the IAMCR/FAO Research Award: Nurul Hilmiati (Indonesia), Nurdahalia Lairing (Indonesia) and Ma. Theresa Rivera (Philippines). The awards will be formally presented at an IAMCR 2023 session on July 12 from 16:00-17:30 CEST.

The Gender and Communication Section has issued its July 2023 newsletter including information about IAMCR2023 activities, past and future events and publications that might be of interest to its members. Read it here.

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.