Co-sponsored Events

This Working Group is dedicated to the studies of the post-socialist and post-authoritarian media systems and political landscapes in different countries in transition. Intercultural communication research is necessary to explain the differences between these numerous and distinct countries. 

Chair: Anastasia Grusha [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Katja Lehtisaari [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Michael Meyen [Contact]

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This Working Group is particularly interested in the many different and changing roles of media and journalism in so-called ‘transitional societies’ or ‘new democracies’. This includes work on national adaptation to new journalistic genres and TV formats, ideas about the ‘CNN effect’, and the political functions of popular culture in different national contexts. Members also have an interest in comparative (multi-language) discourse analyses, the visualization of international journalism and the role of globalisation and critical global justice movements in this process.


17–18 October, 2019 - IAMCR's Digital Divide WG and Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication WG will co-organise the Conference Digitalizing Media: Communication, Audiences, Policies to be held in Moscow, Russia
1 - 2 July, 2019 - IAMCR is co-sponsoring the 3rd European Data and Computational Journalism Conference to be held in Malaga, Spain.
24–25 October, IAMCR's Communication Policy and Technology Section will co-organise the International Conference Communication Rights in the Digital Age to be held 24–25 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.