Braga 2010 - Sessions of the Global Media Policy Working Group
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: Lessons from the Field' (with the Emerging Scholars Network)
Global Media Policy Working Group: Plans for the IAMCR Conference 2010
The 2010 Braga Conference is coming up and the Working Group on Global Media Policy is programming its activities around the Global Media Policy Mapping project. The project has been a priority for the Working Group for the past two years and is finally entering a new phase: we are moving from ideas to practice and from a conceptual framework to a digital platform ready to be presented to scholars interested in media policy and communication governance. In Braga the Working Group will offer a general introduction to the project, will outline the most recent developments, will offer an hands-on workshop on the digital platform and will open the discussion concerning future scenarios. No call for paper has therefore been issued on the general themes the Working Group is interested in, but we invite all IAMCR members with an interest in the policy dimension of communication processes to intervene in the planned sessions (a more detailed program will be available as we approach the Conference).
Beyond these activities, and following up with successful activities conducted on the occasion of past conferences, the Working Group is involved in a number of joint activities.
A round table/poster session is being organized in cooperation with the Gender and Communication Section to introduce and discuss results and perspectives of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP). The 4th edition of this international project on the representation of women in the world’s media has been carried out in 127 countries around the world in November 2009 and a number of national coordinators have agreed to come to Braga and share their experiences. Titled ‘Women and News Media in Global Perspective: Reflections on the Global Media Monitoring Project 2009’, this round table is coordinated by Claudia Padovani and Karen Ross.
Furthermore the Community Communication Section and the Global Media Policy Working Group invite paper proposals for a joint round table on 'Policies for Community Communication'. The purpose of the round table is to discuss the policy situation for diverse types of grassroots-based, civil society-oriented and self-organized media, from community radio to blogs, and to distill a policy agenda. The call for paper is available here.
Finally, a joint panel titled ‘Rethinking Citizenship in a Globalized World: Lessons from the Field’ is being organized as a joint effort by the Working Group on Global Media Policy and the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). The goal of this panel is to present and critically discuss empirical studies concerning local, national or transnational activism and participatory dynamics, with a view to understand where, how and by what subjects visions and practices of post-national citizenship are developed and framed. The call for paper is available here.