This side event organised by the Global Media Policy Working Group presents a day-long engagement on media policies and practices from the South Asian region. The region itself has been under-studied in media policy research, and is underrepresented in studies on the interfacing of the global with the local. This side event seeks to not only contextualize recent work on media policies from the region within larger historical debates on media ownership and communication flows, but also seeks to open up possible conversations on research in global media policies from the South(s) and their amenability for comparative purposes.
OPENING SESSION – Introduction to the GMP Working Group (10.30 am to 10.45 am Indian Standard Time (IST))
SESSION 1: An Invitation to Understand Media Policies in South Asia (10.45 am to 11.15 am IST)
This (recorded) session will feature Dr. Paula Chakravartty (NYU, US) in a keynote dialogue.
SESSION 2: (Geo) Politics and Power in South Asia (11.15 am to 12.45 pm IST)
Chair: Dr. Claudia Padovani, Co-Chair, Global Media Policy Working Group
This session will uncover the different power structures that exist within the region both internally and across borders that are either reflected within media structures while also playing an important role determining these very structures.
SESSION 3: Policy and Practice (1 pm to 3 pm IST)
Chaired by: Dr. Veronique Wavre, Co-Vice Chair, Global Media Policy Working Group
This session will carry forward the ideas set up in the previous session, with a focus on institutions, politics and the practice of policymaking. The session would feature four papers that would allow for rumination on this theme:
SESSION 4: Transgressions, Censorship and Surveillance (3.15 pm to 4.45 pm IST)
Chair: Dr. Arne Hintz, Co-Chair, Global Media Policy Working Group
This session will further deliberate on censorship and the surveillance state, in light of occurrences in South Asia. The session would pull together this line of thought as seen in three presentations:
CLOSING SESSION: Vote of Thanks; Overview of the WG’s conference sessions and Closing Note (4.45 pm to 5.00 pm IST)
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