IAMCR awards 16 travel grants for Dublin 2013

DublinEarlier this year IAMCR announced that it would make eight US$ 1,500 travel grants available to young members from low and middle-income countries wishing to participate at the upcoming conference in Dublin. Following that the Local Organising Committee in Dublin announced that it would join the initiative and provide funding for an additional eight grants.

Fifteen of the sixteen grants have now been awarded.

Below is the name and country of residence of each of fifteen award winners named so far as well as the title of the paper they will present and the name of the Section or Working Group:

  1. Shanade Barnabas, South Africa. “Impacts of the media on San spiritual thought and traditional practice in South Africa”, Media, Religion and Culture Working Group
  2. Jacinta Mwende Maweu, South Africa. “Biased Press or Biased Public? The Ethnicity Factor in the Political News Production Process at the Standard and Daily Nation newspapers in Kenya”, Media Production Analysis Working Group
  3. Ylva Gumede, South Africa. “Re-conceptualising the analysis of media development and trajectories hereof in post-colonial societies”, Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group
  4. Irene Awino, Kenya. “Voted out by the Press? The News Media and The Gender Agenda in Kenya During the 2013 Elections”, Gender and Communication Section
  5. Lina Khamis, Palestine. “The implications of the new media networks and information revolution on the Palestine cultural and political development in Palestine”, Popular Culture Working Group
  6. Soraya Fadhal Abdurahman, Indonesia. “Cyber Terrorism, Radical Narrative and Religion Discourse: Learning from the Online Messages”, Media, Religion and Culture Working Group
  7. Azmat Rasul, Pakistan. “Celebrity Spectacle: Effects of Celebrity Endorsement on the Political Attitudes of the Young Adults”, Political Communication Research Section
  8. M C Rasmin, Sri Lanka. “Religionization of cultural media: Shifting from culture to religion - A study from Sri Lanka”, Media, Religion and Culture Working Group
  9. Bhargav Nimmagadda, India. “Language News Production in India: A Case Study of Regional Newspaper Stringers”, Media Production Analysis Working Group
  10. Jonila Godole, Albania. “Who is a journalist in Albania today? Providing a model of the Albanian journalist”, Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group
  11. Albina Tortbayeva, Kazakhstan. “Framing Coverage of Labour Disputes”, Emerging Scholars Network
  12. Natalia Milevschim, Romania. “Three countries, One Profession: Comparative analysis of evolution of journalistic culture in post-communist Poland, Romania and Moldova”, Journalism Research and Education Section
  13. Geisa Fernandes, Brazil. “The Latin American Network Experience: Comics researcher groups in Brazil and Argentina”, Comic Art Working Group
  14. Claudia Mellado Ruiz, Chile. “Journalistic roles performance in news content: Challenging the dichotomy citizen-consumer in the conception of the public”, Journalism Research and Education Section
  15. Patrícia Travassos, Brazil. “When a journalist decides to be become a PR: an analysis of the university role’ programs and internships to the careers choices of Brazilian journalism students”,  Journalism Research and Education Section

The remaining grant will be awarded to a member from India according to criteria defined by the Dublin Local Organising Committee.

IAMCR is pleased that we were able to offer more grants than expected this year. We would like to thank the many members who applied for travel support and, of course, to congratulate those who were selected.