IAMCR-India Webinar Series

IAMCR-India Webinar Series

Co-organised by Uma Shankar Pandey, IAMCR's ambassador in India, and Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, Adamas University Kolkata, the IAMCR-India webinar series on Media and Communication Research will be held from 3 to 7 August 2020. The webinar series will be hosted on Zoom and live streamed on Facebook and is open to both members and non-members of IAMCR. 

This is the second activity organised by Uma Shankar Pandey, as part of the Ambassador initiative, the first one being a regional conference in India held in 2016 titled The International Conference on News Literacy.

Watch this video for more information about the webinar series.


Times are expressed in Kolkata local time (UTC/GMT+0530 hours).

Monday 3 August, 03:00 PM - Dr. Anna Gladkova
Topic: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Digital Divide
Session Chair: Prof Usha Raman, University of Hyderabad, India
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Tuesday 4 August, 07:30 PM - Prof. Janet Wasko
Topic: Investigating Global Media Giants
Session Chair: Prof Ruchi Kher Jaggi, Symbiosis International University, India
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Wednesday 5 August, 03:00 PM  - Prof. Graham Murdock  
Topic: Virtual Ethnography: Promises and Problems 
Session Chair: Prof Biswajit Das, CCMG, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
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Thursday 6 August, 03:00 PM  - Prof. Thomas Tufte
Topic: Researching mobile phone use among young men in Kenya; Using Quasi Ethnography
Session Chair: Prof Sunil Kanta Behera, Tezpur University
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Friday 7 August, 03:00 PM - Prof. Benedetta Brevini
Topic: Communication Policy research: Use of Qualitative Interviews
Session Chair: Dr. Ambrish Saxena, DME, India
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  • Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Pro VC, Adamas University Kolkata 
  • Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey, IAMCR Ambassador, India

For more information contact Uma Shankar Pandey at mailusp [at] gmail.com