Istanbul 2011

IAMCR's 2011 Conference was held 13-17 July 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference theme was Cities, Creativity, Connectivity.

The articles below have news and information about IAMCR 2011

wikileaks_logoA pair of well-attended Special Sessions were held at IAMCR 2011 Conference which examined the implications of WikiLeaks for the field of media and communications. The first session, entitled 'Lessons from/for WikiLeaks: Perspectives from Media and Communications', offered perspectives from both practitioners and academics regarding WikiLeaks and the wider issues the project poses to the field of media and communications.
The two sessions served as a springboard for an edited volume which will feature contributions from participants involved...
alaic_ecrea_It has become a tradition for IAMCR to invite other international communication and media studies associations to organise a panel within the IAMCR conference, based on the principles of diversity, curiosity, exchange and reciprocity.
ECREA, the European Communication Research and Education Association, and ALAIC, the Latin American Communication Researchers Association, accepted the invitation and decided to co-organise a panel at IAMCR Istanbul 2011.
As part of IAMCR's 2011 conference in Istanbul, UNESCO and IAMCR's Media Education Research Section organized two joint sessions on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Indicators.
These sessions allowed IAMCR members to provide constructive feedback on a project that UNESCO is in the process of developing: creating indicators for Media and Information Literacy as a diagnostic tool for the use of nation-states’ decision-makers as well as civil society actors.
taryn_mackayTaryn Mackay (South Africa), one of the nine young scholars to be awarded an IAMCR scholarship to attend IAMCR's 2011 conference in Istanbul tells us about her expectations and experiences, and how this event helped her appreciate her every day reality from a different perspective.
mc_rasminM C Rasmin (Sri Lanka), one of the nine young scholars to be awarded an IAMCR scholarship to attend this year’s IAMCR conference in Istanbul tells us about his experience at the Istanbul conference: "[the 2011 IAMCR Conference] was not only a media conference but also a knowledge festival which I believe everyone enjoyed."
istanbulMany IAMCR members are using Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools while at the Istanbul conference from 13-17 July. Check #iamcr2011 and #iamcr on Twitter and visit IAMCR 2011's Facebook page.
Below we will link to blog posts, news articles and photographs that we find on...
istanbulIt's All Systems Go!  IAMCR on target for Istanbul Conference 2011, July 13-17!
With barely three weeks to go, planning is now in high gear for another exceptional IAMCR conference, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, July 13-17, under the theme Cities, Creativity, Connectivity.
The conference will be attended by close to 1000 registered academics and researchers, participating in some 340 concurrent panel sessions and 24 poster sessions.
Hadir Has UniversityThe IAMCR 2011 Istanbul Local Organising Committee has announced the winners of the UNICEF-Turkey and the Bersay Communications Institute awards for students attending the conference.
The Bersay awards of 500 Euros each were for PhD students residing in low-income countries while UNICEF-Turkey offered registration grants in the amount of 150 Euros to five MA/PhD students with Turkish citizenship.
Congratulations to the eleven award winners.
The first few months of 2011 have seen an astonishing unfolding of political change across the Maghreb and Middle East. These build on long-standing grievances and inequalities and older forms of political mobilization, so cannot simply be labelled as 'Twitter revolutions', yet at the same time there is little doubt that different forms of new media were creatively used in these uprisings.
calendar_2011 If you had a paper accepted for presentation at IAMCR 2011, don't forget to upload it by 3 June via IAMCR's Open Conference System.