IAMCR's Annual Conference took place in Cairo (Egypt) from 23-28 July 2006. This year's Conference was organized by the Journalism and Mass Communication department of the American University in Cairo.
Cairo 2006 News
Fatma Alloo, a founder of the Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA) made the inaugural speech at the Opening Plenary Session of IAMCR's 2006 Annual Conference in Cairo on 24 July.
You are cordially invited to participate in IAMCR 2006, Knowledge societies for all: Media & Communication Strategies to be held in Cairo, Egypt, July 23-28, 2006.
I extend a very warm invitation to you to attend IAMCR’s 2006 conference, 23-28 July in Cairo.
The conference theme ‘Knowledge Societies for All’ is timely, interesting and provocative. It is timely because we know that many are still excluded from modern conceptions of knowledge societies, however defined. It is interesting because we are witnessing substantial growth in the numbers of researchers and practitioners who are concerned about the role of the media and the way older and newer information and communication technologies are becoming integrated in some people’s lives. It is provocative because the kinds of knowledge societies that are being fostered today are contested and they are not yet inclusive of all.