Braga 2010 - Round Table Policies for Community Communication Call for Papers

braga_2010The Community Communication Section and the Global Media Policy Working Group invite paper proposals for a roundtable on 'Policies for Community Communication'. The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the policy situation for diverse types of grassroots-based, civil society-oriented and self-organised media, from community radio to blogs, and to distill a policy agenda.

Papers should focus on a certain platform (radio, print, TV, internet), a certain theme (e.g., digital broadcasting, privacy and surveillance, copyright), or a certain type of grassroots media. They should identify recent policy developments, threats and opportunities, and policy demands.We encourage comparative analyses which consider the global context of localized and/or community-oriented media policy. Presentations at the roundtable will be short, and participants will try to develop key points of a policy agenda during a common discussion.

Guidelines for Participants

The paper proposal should include a paper title, as well as authors' names, institutional affiliations and full contact information (mailing address, email address, and telephone numbers). Submissions in the authors’ native language (French and Spanish) must also include
an English translation.

Please send abstracts via the IAMCR 2010 conference website. For further information or assistance, please contact Per Jauert (Community Communication Section Chair) on pjauert[at] or Arne Hintz (Global Media Policy Working Group) on arne.hintz[at]


  • Abstracts submission: is January 31, 2010. The submissions of papers will be assessed and provisionally accepted on the basis of a peer review process.
  • Announcement of acceptances: March 15, 2010.
  • Deadline for submitting full papers: April 30, 2010.

Per Jauert
Community Communication Section


Arne Hintz
Global Media Policy Working Group