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Section and Working Group Video Sessions 2022

The videos prepared by Sections and Working Groups will be released during the conference week.

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Timetable

27 video sessions produced by IAMCR sections and working groups will be released during the conference week following the timetable below. For more information, or to access the videos when they are available, select your section or working group from the list below the timetable.

For details about our partner video sessions, go to the Partner Sessions page.

section working group schedule

Comic Art Working Group / Watch it now

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The video session of the Comic Art Working Group consists of 7 distinct videos


1. Meet the Working Group's leadership

Laura Nallely Hernández Nieto (Chair), Iván Facundo Rubinstein (Vice-Chair) and Citlaly Aguilar Campos (Vice-Chair)


2. Presentation of the ebook (First) Top Ten and podcast of COA

Geisa Fernández (Escola do Comunicações e Artes)


3. Excessive Expansion of Visual Reality in the era of “Metaverse”: Exploring the Negative Impacts of Comics and Animation Based on Technological Determinism

Mohan Chen (Communication University of China)


4. Pompeyo the villain, and couple’s interactions on Wildroot’s advertisement

Georgina González Mendivil (Tecnológico de Monterrey) 


5. The Mexican 68 in La pirámide cuarteada

Emmanuel Espinosa Lucas (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo)


6. The construction of support networks of victims of violence in Hige Wo Soru. Soshite Joshi Kosei Wo Hirou 

Jorge Salvador Anaya Martínez (Universidad Anáhuac)


7. Environmental discourse in Mexican cartoons: the struggle against Climate Change and COVID-19

Laura Nallely Hernández Nieto and Iván Facundo Rubinstein (Autonomous University of Mexico)


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Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies Working Group / Watch it now

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Media and Politics in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies

Chair: Anke Fiedler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Panellists:

Strengthening Authoritarianism in the Age of Pandemics: On the Shutdown of Oppositional Media in Ukraine
Olga Baysha (National Research University 'Higher School of Economics')

Searching for “foreign agents”. The impact of labeling media as such on Russian media landscape
Daria Dergacheva (ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication & Information Research, University of Bremen)

China’s media regulation evolution in the era of digital platform
Tao Zhang (Tampere University)

The communicative sphere of Bolsonarismo in Brazil: a country-wide qualitative study
Joao Feres Junior (State University of Rio de Janeiro) 

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Communication Policy and Technology Section / Watch it now

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Discourses and Practices of Digital Sovereignty – a Global Perspective

Chair/moderator:  Julia Pohle(WZB Berlin Social Science Center) 

Panellists: 

  • Min Jiang (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte) - Focus: China
  • Ksenia Ermoshina (Centre national de la recherche scientifique[CNRS]) - Focus: Russia 
  • Isabelle Alice Zaugg (Columbia University) - Focus: Ethiopia / Africa
  • Stéphane Couture (Université de Montréal) - Focus: Canada / North America
  • Carolina Aguerre (University of San Andrés) - Focus: Latin America
  • Clément Pérarnaud (Centre for European Policy Studies [CEPS]) - Focus: EU

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Community Communication and Alternative Media Section / Watch it now

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Shifting Notions of Community in Community Media

The classical scholarly texts on community media have tended to define ‘community’ in community media as something that is small, local, geographically rooted, and characterized by intimate bonds among its members – almost in the sense of a Gemeinschaft. In parts of the Global South, this idea of community is even invoked mainly in the context of remote, rural populations heroically resisting mainstream, hegemonic media with media that promote the local, the neighborhood, the village, and such, both geographically and culturally.

Although the idea of ‘communities of interest,’ not bound by territoriality, has been in existence for some time, it is only recently that the intensification of migrations, national and global, the consequential fluidity of identities (e.g. hyphenated, diasporic), and the emergence of a range of communication platforms online are compelling us to re-examine the continued salience of the notion of ‘community’ in community media.

Chairs: Vinod Pavarala (University of Hyderabad) and Alejandro Barranquero Carretero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Panellists: Susan Forde (Griffith University), John Walsh (National University of Ireland Galway), Jessica Retis (University of Arizona), Jorge Antonio Saavedra Utman (Universidad Diego Portales) and Martín Correa-Urquiza (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

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Crisis Security and Conflict Communication Working Group / Watch it now

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Hybrid media practices of the Russia-Ukraine war

Chair: Virpi Salojärvi(University of Vaasa,University of Helsinki)

Presenters: 

Open warfare: generativity and crowd-based innovation in the Russia-Ukraine war
Gregory Asmolov (King's College London)

The Unexpected Weapon: Hybridization of Civilian and Military Mobile Phone Use in the Russo-Ukrainian War
Roman Horbyk (Södertörn University)

The coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war by television news in Russia, China, Finland, and the UK
Tao Zhang (Tampere University)

"Each of us is a micro-media": citizen mobilisation as media practices in the context of Russia's war in Ukraine
Tanya Lokot (Dublin City University)

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The Diaspora and Media Working Group sessions features three videos: Mediated Diasporas in Action, Latin American media and other issues of diasporic communities in the Americas, and Migration, Intercultural Adaptation and Identity among the Asian diaspora.


Mediated Diasporas in Action

Chair: Ola Ogunyemi (University of Lincoln)

Lock-down tales: Access and media consumption among African Diaspora in Norway 
Carol Azungi Dralega (NLA University) and Yam Bahadur Katuwal (NLA University College)

Framing the "new" Ethiopia? Analysis of two Diaspora media
Emrakeb Woldearegay (University of Oregon)

Online communication of arts organizations for refugees
Alix Didier Sarrouy (Institute of Ethnomusicology -INET, NOVA University of Lisbon) and Rita Gracio (Lusófona University, CICANT)


Latin American media and other issues of diasporic communities in the Americas

Chair: Sofia Zanforlin (Federal University of Pernambuco)

"Nuestras historias no existen:" Undocuqueer identities and struggle in U.S. Spanish-language media
Ayleen Cabas-Mijares (Marquette University)

Bilingual practices in transnational contexts: A glimpse to the challenges for digital-native Latino media in the United States
Jessica Retis (University of Arizona) and Lourdes Cueva Chacon (San Diego State University)

The communicational practices of slavery combat from the Public Ministry of Labor in Maranhão (MPT-MA)
Wanderson Nicolau (Federal Uninersity of Maranhão)

Diasporic politics structure and aspects: A media perspective
Mostafa Shehata (Menoufia University)


Migration, Intercultural Adaptation and Identity among the Asian diaspora 

Chair: Sumana Chattopadhyay (Marquette University) 

Mediatized Migration: Media Ensemble and Media Repertoire of Mainland Chinese Students in Taiwan
Shichao Zhang and Yu Qiao (Renmin University of China)

Intercultural Adaptation in Mobility: New Media Exposure and Social Capital Construction of Southeast Asian Sojourners in China
Xue Yu (Guangxi Arts University)

Silent Asian: From A Prospect of Rhetorical History
Lei Zhao (Peking University)

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Digital Divide Working Group / Watch it now

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Digital divide, digital capital, digital inclusion: Global perspective

Co-chairs: Anna Gladkova (Lomonosov Moscow State University) and Massimo Ragnedda (Northumbria University) 

Presenters:

Determinants of digital capital: An empirical investigation in India.
Madhumita Das(Indira Gandhi National Open University) 

Digital inclusion of ethnic and mainstream journalists in multiethnic Russian society.
Anna Gladkova and Elena Vartanova (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Researching vulnerable people’s digital inclusion: Intersectionality and other challenges.
Panayiota Tsatsou (University of Leicester)

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Disinformation, Post-Truth, and Public Crises: An Early Career Scholar Showcase

Chair: Sibo Chen (Toronto Metropolitan University)

Presenters: 

Information disorder in India: Tracing the emergence of fact-checking initiative
Vamsi Krishna Pothuru (University of Hyderabad)

X-gram: Word-prediction AI, the climate crisis, and critical unmaking
Crystal Chokshi (University of Calgary)

The environment of South African Journalism: Are mainstream media organisations listening to activists?
Thandi Bombi (Rhodes University) 

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Environment, Science, and Risk Communication Working Group / Watch it now

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Life, Living, Death, and Dying In Environmental Communication 

Chair:  Kerrie Foxwell-Norton(Griffith University)

Images of Death, Destruction, and Decay: Necropower and the Visual Transformation of Puerto Rico into a Climate “Death-World” 
Presenter:  Hanna Morris(University of Pennsylvania)
Respondent:  Claire Konkes(University of Tasmania)

A Dead Forest? Leveraging Teachable Moments for Environmental Knowledge Translation  
Presenter:  Israel Adeseko (University of Tasmania)
Respondent: Pieter Maeseele(Universiteit Antwerpen)

From the eclosion to the new normality: Evolution, adaptation, and resonance of Greta Thunberg’s frame between 2019 and 2021. 
Presenter: Sílvia Díaz Pérez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) 
Respondent: Joana Diaz Pont(Autonomous University of Barcelona)

“The Winters Are Gone”: Indigenous Peoples’ Experiences of Climate Change in the eastern Indian highlands 
Presenter:  Maitreyee Mishra(Manipal Academy of Higher Education) 
Respondent:  Kerrie Foxwell-Norton(Griffith University)

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Ethics of Society and Ethics of Communication Working Group / Watch it now

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Algoritharianisms: Technopolitics in the Age of Social Media

Presenters: 

The Challenge of Digital Media to Democracy in Europe: an engaged approach
Dr. Jesús Sabariego(University of Sevilla)

Internet non-exclusive mobilization and distance techno-affectivity: Feminist technopolitical approaches to social movements for housing in pandemic and the techno-affectivity of mi-grated youngsters in Southern Europe.
Carla Panico (University of Coimbra)

The activism of social movements for the struggle for housing in times of pandemic: The Inter-net as a non-exclusive mobilization space.
Caroline Ramos (University of Coimbra)

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Gender and Communication Section / Watch it now

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Digital Equity and Inclusion Issues during the Pandemic

Pandemic-informed Pedagogy: Making sense of the digital equity and inclusion issues exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chair, panellist, presenter, and discussant: Shweta Arpit Srivastava (Monmouth College)

Panellists and presenters:

Digital and Teaching Equity during the Pandemic (Teachers’ and students’ stories): Were we all equally ready for upcoming challenges?
Muhabbat Yakubova (Western Colorado University)

Restrictions on and Negotiations around Rural Women’s Use of Digital Media during the Pandemic.
Charu Smita (University of Westminster)

Understanding the Information Needs of Mothers from Different Nations Through Online Support Groups During the Pandemic.
Seseer Mou-Danha (Nevada State College) 

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Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads

Panel co-chairs:

  • Claudia Padovani (University of Padova) 
  • Arne Hintz (Cardiff University)
  • Veronique Wavre (University of St. Gallen) 
  • Petros Iosifidis (City University)
  • Gerard Goggin (Nanyang Technological University)

Presenters:

  • Julia Pohle (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)
  • Anita Gurumurthy (ITforChange)
  • Sean O’Siochru (NEXUS Research Cooperative)
  • Steph Hill (Toronto Metropolitan University)
  • Preeti Ragunath (Monash University) 
  • Winston Mano(University of Westminster)

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Health Communication Working Group / Watch it now

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Media, Communication, and the Construction of Global Public Health

This panel session brings together interdisciplinary research perspectives from the countries of India, South Africa, Canada, and Australia who are investigating various dimensions of the COVID-19 communicative landscape. The purpose of this panel is to share perspectives on pandemic communication from a diversity of research fields, including public health, community radio, political economy, journalism, and development communication.

Chair: Eliza Govender(University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Presenters: 

Community Radio in the Covid-19 Crisis: Lessons from Global Dialogues
Vinod Pavarala (UNESCO and University of Hyderabad)

Meta-journalistic discourse and the COVID-19 pandemic
Kate Holland (University of Canberra) and Monique Lewis(Griffith University)

Perceptions of risk and self-efficacy about COVID messaging in three geospatial locations in South Africa 
Mpume Gumede (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Durban

Far-right political extremism and the radicalization of the anti-vaccine movement in Canada
Sibo Chen (Ryerson University)

From suppression to “Living with COVID”: The narrative turn in Australian government press conferences
Monique Lewis (Griffith University)

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Media and the Dissemination of Fear

Chair: Christian Schwarzenegger (University of Augsburg)

Presenters: 

Researching Media and Fear—Diachronic, Intermedia, and Transcultural Perspectives
Nelson Ribeiro (Catholic University of Portugal)

Of ‘fearbola’ and ‘infodemics’: The role of media and fear during (pandemic) public health threats
Anna Wagner (Bielefeld University)

Horrors from yesterday – Using history and memory to disseminate fear in populist communication today
Christian Schwarzenegger (University of Augsburg)

Fear as a propaganda weapon. Media Disinformation and Mobilization in Portugal during the Spanish Civil War
Alberto Pena (University of Vigo)

Politics of Fear, the Internet, and the Arab Uprisings
Hanan Badr (University of Salzburg)

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Islam and Media Working Group / Watch it now

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Global Civil Society, Finding Digital Pathways for Peace and Solidarity

In a global world, the use of digital media technologies for peace and solidarity is an ideal, and still in its infancy; as new media technologies are creating new hierarchies due to uneven access, digital divide, and other discrepancies. Global civil society refers to the communities and groups, operating across borders and outside of governments to provide support and advocacy for people in need and/or issues of the world. The session aims to evaluate global civil society’s role in peace building and solidarity; in what ways and to what extent global civil society is incorporating digital media technologies for peace and solidarity, particularly in areas of conflict, violence, and disintegration. Who is using them to advance dialogue, with what ethical considerations, and mediation processes, and what are the risks and challenges involved? Do we need to develop strategies and ethical guidelines as members of global civil society for a common good? To what extent do the processes of neo-globalization get along with the ideal of peace and solidarity? How can we promote the use of digital media technologies for peace and solidarity at different levels across the globe?

Chair: Dr. Bushra Hameedur Rahman (University of Punjab)

Panellists: 

Whose Civil Society
Prof. Lee Artz (Purdue University Northwest)

Digital pathways and new perspectives of cultural exchange maintaining copyrights.
Dr. Nihal Abdel Rahman (Misr International University)

Discussants: Dr. Abida Ashraf (University of Punjab) and Dr Fatma Elzahraa Elsayed (Cairo University)

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Journalism Research and Education Section / Watch it now

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Journalism in a post-pandemic world: Challenges & Opportunities 

Panel Chair/ Moderator:  Sadia Jamil ( IAMCR, Chair, Journalism Research and Education Section)

Panelists: 

  • Robert Ted Gutsche (Lancaster University) 
  • Laxman D. Pant (Media Action Nepal) 
  • Admire Mare (University of Johannesburg) 
  • Mariam Gersamia (Tbilisi State University)
  • Golam Rahman (Former Chief Information Commissioner, Bangladesh)

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Law Section / Watch it now

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Polarización Y Hostilidad En Las Redes Sociales: Estudios Empíricos

Moderator: Fernando Gutiérrez Atala (Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción) 

Presenters: 

Título de la comunicación: No todo lo molesto es delito de odio
Loreto Corredoira y Alfonso (Universidad Complutense) 

Título de la comunicación: Entre la hostilidad y el odio en Twitter: el discurso en campaña electo-ral en una red polarizada
Virginia Martín-Jiménez;Itziar Reguero-Sanz;Pablo Berdón-Prieto and Jacobo Herrero-Izquierdo (Universidad de Valladolid)

Título de la comunicación: El derecho a la opinión política de los deportistas: el caso de Pepe Reina
Cristina Zurutuza-Muñoz (Universidad San Jorge); Joseba Bonaut Iriarte (Universidad de Zaragoza); Mireya Vicent-Ibañez (Universidad Complutense): 

Título de la comunicación: ¿El humor polariza? Análisis de las conversaciones de los usuarios en TikTok 
María Antonia Paz and Ana Mayagoitia (Universidad Complutense) ;Juan Manuel González (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja) 

Hábitos y dieta informativa como predictores de expresión de discursos de odio
Francisco Segado Boj (Universidad Complutense)

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Media Education Research Section / Watch it now

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Media Education Research in India – Contemporary Perspectives

Presented by IAMCR's Media Education Research Section in Collaboration with Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Symbiosis International University, India. 

Chair:  Dr. Ruchi Kher Jaggi (Vice-Chair, MER IAMCR|Symbiosis International University) 

Panellists:

Pandemic Policy and Digital Disruption: Discerning the Triad of Factors Influencing Journalism Education and Research in India  
Dr. Sushobhan Patankar (Symbiosis International University)

New Media in Journalism Academia: The Future Matrix 
Dr. Neha Jindal (Symbiosis International University)

Contextualising Cinema in Classrooms: Insights from India 
Dr. Swapna Gopinath (Symbiosis International University)

Mainstreaming the Streaming Narratives in Classrooms 
Prof. Mudita Mishra (Symbiosis International University)

Advertising and PR Education: Evolving Andragogies  
Dr. Nilesh Gokhale (Symbiosis International University)

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Media, Communication & Sport Section / Watch it now

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New Directions in Media, Communication, and Sport Research

This session is composed of five video presentations that showcase the diversity of research in the field of media, communication and sport. These are delivered by several members of the section see more details below.  

Chairs:  Alina Bernstein (College of Management Academic Studies [COMAS]) and Xavier Ramon (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Presentations:

Tumblr as a Context of the Women’s Football Fandom

Riikka Turtiainen(University of Turku)

Evolution of the commercials featuring para-athletes with a disability: From ordinary friends to admired heroes

Veronika Macková, Katerina Turková and Alice Němcová Tejkalová (Charles University)

Playing Under a Bio-Dome? Cricket, Climate Crisis, and Emancipatory Catastrophism 

Brett Hutchins and Simon Troon (Monash University), Libby Lester (University of Tasmania) and Toby Miller (Murdoch University) 

The Price of Freemium: Cultural Citizenship and Media Sport Policy Reform

David Rowe (Western Sydney University)

Ceremonial Construction of 2008 and 2022 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies in CCTV Footage

Xiaojing Li, Yan Pan, Xiaoding Zhou and Gengyang Xie (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

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Media Sector Development Working Group / Watch it now

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Towards Resilient Media Systems: Perspectives from Scholars and Practitioners. 

A co-production between IAMCR’s Media Sector Development Working Group and the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). 

Presentations and Speakers:

Measuring Media Development: Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Media Development Indicators
Dr. Ana Jacoby (Universidad Autónoma de Campeche) 

Exploring the Paradigm of ‘Contextualization’ in International Media Assistance
Anja Wollenberg (Media in Cooperation and Transition [MiCT]), Anke Fielder (Ludwig-Maximilians-University) and Melanie Radue (University of Passau)

Coalitions for Change: Collective Action for Stronger Media Ecosystems
David Lush (International Media Support [IMS]) and Michael Randall (Freelance Consultant)

Analyzing and Developing Media Systems Beyond Neoclassical Systems Thinking
Hanna Jemmer (Tallinn University)

Media Viability, Audiences, and Sustainability: Perspectives from West Africa. 

A co-production between IAMCR’s Media Sector Development Working Group and the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA).

Presentations and Speakers: 

Who Funds the Media?
Abena A. Yeboah-Banin and Theodora Dame Adjin-Tetty (University of Ghana)

Media and the Rural-Urban Divide: Implications for Advertising Revenues and Media Viability 
Abena A. Yeboah-Banin (University of Ghana)

Radio as a Two-Way Communication Tool in Conflict-And Pandemic-Affected Communi-ties in Burkina Faso
Emma Heywood (University of Sheffield) and Sacha Meuter (Fondation Hirondelle)

Discussant:  Abigail Larbi Odei ( Media and Good Governance Programme - MFWA)

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Political Communication Research Section / Watch it now

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Digital Populism: Theoretical concept and empirical findings 

The Political Communication Research Section's video session features a keynote by Sven Engesser, a German communication scholar and Professor of Science- and Technical Communication at the Technical University of Dresden. He was part of the COST action network on “Populist Political Communication Europe” and is connected to leading political communication scholars all around the globe.

Speaker: Prof. Sven Engesser(TU Dresden)

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Revisiting Communication, Technology, and Development: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Dallas Smythe in China

Chair:  Yuezhi Zhao (Simon Fraser University)

Presenters: 

Revisiting Dallas Smythe in China: Theoretical and Methodological Implications 
Yuezhi Zhao (Simon Fraser University)

On Socialist Realism of Communication in Digital China 
Changchang Wu (East China Normal University) 

Planning Digital China: An Unfinished Agenda 
Yu Hong(Zhejiang University) 

Lost on the Dependency Road: The Politics of Cultural Screens in a Compromised National Sovereignty 
Ying-Fen Huang (Simon Fraser University)

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Popular Culture Working Group / Watch it now

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Consensus and Contestation: Popular Gender Discourses in Contemporary China

Moderator: Niall Brennan (Fairfield University)

Chair/Moderator: Sara Liao (Pennsylvania State University)

Panellists: 

Empowering housewives: Exploring popular feminism in China
Qi Ling (Beijing Jiaotong University) 

Investigating patriarchal fandom governance in China through discursive analysis on ‘Fanquan Nvhai’ (fangirls)
Yalan Huang(Jinan University), Jingyi Guo, Chen Fan(Independent scholars)

Popular media, sexism, and gender-antagonism: Misogyny in China’s state-market complex
Sara Liao (Pennsylvania State University)

Love and exhaustion of ‘data fan-workers’: Digital exploitation of Chinese fans’ affective labor on social network platforms
Meijiadai Bai(Liaoning University), Jiahe Wang and Fang Wu (Shanghai Jiaotong University)

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Public Service Media Policies Working Group / Watch it now

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Shifting the focus to a global context: The roles and opportunities of public interest media beyond the West

Chair:  Gregory Ferrell Lowe(Northwestern University)

Looking for a definition of Public Service Media’s value: a tenable and adaptable proposal.
Marta Rodríguez-Castro (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) and Azahara Cañedo (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

The scale of independence: Challenges and opportunities of state and public media. 
Marius Dragomir (Central European University), Minna Horowitz (University of Helsinki), and Gregory Ferrell Lowe (Northwestern University)

The push for Public Service Internet in Africa: An Afrokological standpoint. 
Winston Mano (University of Westminster) and viola milton (University of South Africa)

The possibilities for public service internets at the margin. 
Anis Rahman (University of Washington) 

The implications of media capture on public service media in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Bouziane Zaid (University of Sharjah) 

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Religion and Communication Working Group / Watch it now

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Images of Faith

Chair:  Valentina Laferrara (Blanquerna-URL University)

Presenters: 

Journalists’ and religious leaders’ perceptions of media engagement in the context of interfaith dialogue in a newly secularized Nepal.
Dharma Adhikari (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Mediatization, Poetics, and Performance of Ghanaian and Nigerian Pentecostal Deliverance Ministries.
Felicity Apaah (Redeemer’s University)

The perception of religious communities regarding religious freedom in Catalonia.
Sílvia Pascual (Blanquerna Observatory on Media, Religion and Culture)

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Rural Communication Working Group / Watch it now

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Learning and sharing in Communication for Rural Development (CCComDev)

This 5-minute video presentation features the CCComDev platform (www.cccomdev.org) as an initiative that supports and facilitates networking, knowledge exchange, and virtual discussions among ComDev practitioners, organizations, and projects. It provides an overview of the various sections of the digital platform (RCS page, Comdev stories, community page) as well as how ComDev academics/practitioners can contribute to the platform and participate in future activities.

This video was prepared by the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Banos.

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Dossier Launch, Homage to China, Experimental Short Films

Introduction

Thomas Wiedemann, Visual Culture Working Group's Vice-Chair, introduces the 2022 VIC Online Video Session and launches the Dossier 'Technological and Cultural Changes in the Digital Era'. He also makes an announcement about VIC Cine Club and welcomes participants to this year's VIC video sessions. 

Mapping the changed displays and the culture: from hand-painted to digital Bollywood Film Posters

Hitender Sehrawat (Amity University)  

So Long My Son: Record of Memory, Reconstruction of History

Xueyan Cheng (Communication University of Shanxi)

Silk: From China to Venice and to the Silk Valley, Brazil

Short Film: 5 min / Experimental
Nucleum of Research and Audiovisual Production (Tuiuti University of Paraná)
Permission to screen the short film was obtained from Denize Araujo (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná)

Silk, native of China arrived in Venice, Italy, in 1502. Currently, the Silk Valley, in the northern region of Paraná, is producing a type of silk already recognized in Europe. The handkerchiefs on display are the result of this production, with threads from the Silk Valley and made in Italy.

Hourglass House

Short Film: 21 min / Fiction
Director: Liu Yinghai

The little boy wanted to take an adventure in the desert, but the mother could not leave the family behind. Meanwhile, sand is pouring into the house continuously, covering the family members around him. He realized that this was an irreversible hourglass of time …

Sleep Creek

Short film: 16 min / Fiction
Director: Liu Shubo

An old woman living alone on a scorching afternoon falls back into the past, dreaming of her youth and also dreaming of women who, through the entangled space and time, look at themselves in the mirror of the future. Life is just a dream, waking up in the spinning reality.

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