Section and Working Group Live Interactive Forums

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Section and Working Group Live Interactive Forums

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Some Sections and Working Groups hosted Live Interactive Forums during the week of the conference. The recordings of some of them are still available online. Watch them here.

Comic Art Working Group

The Comic Art Working Group hosted its Live Interactive Forum on Wednesday 14 July.

The forum discussed the following online conference paper sessions:

Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies Working Group

The Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies Working Group hosted its Live Interactive Forum on Tuesday 13 July.

Media systems and variation of contexts in post- and neo-authoritarian societies

Chairs: Katja Lehtisaari (Tampere University, Finland), Anastasia Grusha (Moscow State University, Russia) and Michael Meyen (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany)

The following papers were presented and discussed:

  • Ilya Kiriya, HSE University Russia, Russia
    Covid-19 “infodemic” in post-soviet media landscape: toward diversity of post-soviet media systems
    Access this paper (ID 1125) here
  • Eileen Culloty, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland and Sara Creta, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Media freedom in fragile, post-conflict states: a case study of Sudan
    Access this paper (ID 1645) here
  • Melanie Radue, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Universität Passau, Germany and Jonila Godole, University of Tirana and Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture, Albania
    Elite Continuity Post-Transition in Albania´s and Myanmar´s Media Contexts. 
    Access this paper (ID 1909) here.

Community Communication and Alternative Media Section

The Community Communication and Alternative Media Section hosted three Live Interactive Forums during the week of the conference.

CAM Live Interactive Forum 1

Voice and audience. Authentic participation

Chair/Moderator: Andrew O'Baoill

Speakers:

  • Salvatore Scifo (chair Panel 5)

CAM Live Interactive Forum 2

Community Media and Identities: Perspectives from the Global South

Chair/Moderator: Vinod Pavarala

Speakers:

  • Aniruddha Jena & Vasuki Belavadi (CAM-2: “Safeguarding Ethnic Cultural Identities through Community Radio: The Case of Radio Dhimsa in Odisha, India”)
    Access this paper (ID 466) here
  • Annapurna Sinha & Kanchan K. Malik (CAM-4: “Women Journalists of Khabar Lahariya and Namaskar: Enabling Gendered Media Ecology in Rural India”)
    Access this paper (ID 363) here
  • Doreen Busolo, Elske van de Fliert, Pradip Thomas (CAM-4: “Community Radio a Safe Space for Women in the Slums of Nairobi Kenya”)
    Access this paper (ID 903) here

CAM Live Interactive Forum 3 (Spanish)

Interrogantes y retos de la investigación en comunicación comunitaria hoy. Diálogos Transatlánticos

Chairs/Moderators: Alejandro Barranquero & Amparo Cadavid

Speakers:

  • Carmen Castillo y Roxana Quiroz (CAM-4: “Diálogo de saberes de y con mujeres mayas en un proyecto de crianza de animales de traspatio para el auto-sustento familiar”, Panel 4)
    Access this paper (ID 838) here

Environment, Science & Risk Communication Working Group

The Environment, Science & Risk Communication Working Group hosted three Live Interactive Forums during the week of the conference. 

ESR Live Interactive Forum 1

This forum discussed the Online Conference Paper panels ESR-2: Visual environmental communication, ESR-7: Sustainability Discourse and ESR-8: Voices and behaviors 


ESR Live Interactive Forum 2

The forum discussed the Online Conference Paper panels ESR-5 "Global communication challenges" and ESR-6 "Media and Climate Change"


ESR Live Interactive Forum 3

The forum discussed the Online Conference Paper panels ESR-1 "Covid-19 and digital communication", ESR-3 "Places and Communities" and ESR-4 "Controversy, activism and social media". 

Gender and Communication Section

The Gender and Communication Section hosted seven Live Interactive Forums during the week of the conference. 

GEN Live Interactive Forum 1

Great Feminist Strikes and other Social Movements from Europe to India

The forum discussed the Online Conference Papers included in sessions GEN-3 and GEN-4.

Discussion chair: Carla Cerqueira, Lusófona University – CICANT, Portugal. 

Speakers: Camila Lamartine, Marisa Silva, Júlia Garraio, Inês Amaral, Sofia José Santos, Alexandre Sousa Carvalho, Ambrish Saxena, Susmita Bala Saxena, Anila Backer A P, Jaqueline Avellaneda.


GEN Live Interactive Forum 2

Formación en medios e igualdad de género en base al Syllabus de «Unesco-UniTWIN on Gender, Media, and ICTs»: Retos tras Beijing+25

The forum discussed the Online Conference Papers included in session GEN-13.

Discussion chair: Patricia Nunez Gomez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Respondent: Geisa Rodrigues, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil.

Speakers: Francisco-Jose Garcia-Ramos, Yanet Martínez Toledoy, María Soledad Vargas Carrillo, Lucía-Gloria Vázquez-Rodríguez, Francisco-Jose Garcia-Ramos, Claudia Padovani, Francisco A. Zurian, Aimee Vega Montiel and Patricia Nuñez Gomez.


GEN Live Interactive Forum 3

Women Parliamentarians, Pop-Political Icons and Intersectionality of 'Bitch' memes

The forum discussed the Online Conference Papers included in session GEN-18

Discussion chair: Andrea Medrado, University of Westminster, UK. 

Speakers: Andrea Medrado, Renata Souza, Pernilla Severson, Joke D'Heer and Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed


GEN Live Interactive Forum 4

Sexual Narratives, Violence and Resistance

The forum discussed the Online Conference Papers included in sessions GEN-6, GEN-7, GEN-9 and GEN-10.

Discussion chair: Katia Maria Belisário, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

Speakers: Katia Maria Belisário, Bárbara Magalhães, Christy Mady, Jessica El-Khoury, Giuliana Cassano, Leena Ripatti-Torniainen, Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Faiza Rafique, Maheen Imran, Smeeta Mishra and María-José Masanet.


GEN Live Interactive Forum 5

The forum discussed the following Online Conference Papers included in session GEN-1.

Discussion chair: Carolina Matos, City University of London, UK.

Speakers: Rita Basílio Simões, Carolina Matos, Inês Amaral, Sofia Santos and Marian Blanco-Ruiz.


GEN Live Interactive Forum 6 - Wednesday 14 July at 14:00 UTC

Struggle, Harassment and Progress of Feminist Journalism and Media Research

This forum discussed the Online Conference Papers included in sessions GEN-11 and GEN-12.

Discussants: Carolyn M. Byerly, Howard University, USA and Frieda Werden, WINGS

Speakers: Sarah Macharia, Aimee Vega Montiel, Samiksha Koirala, Abena Animwaa Yeboah-Banin, Ivy M Fofie, Audrey Gadzekpo, Yang Xu and Jiaxuan Li.


GEN Live Interactive Forum 7

#Feminism and masculine politics

This forum discussed the Online Conference Papers included in sessions GEN-16GEN-19, GEN-20 and GEN-21.

Discussion chairs: Fitria Angeliqa, Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia.

Respondents: Gayathry Venkiteswaran, Carolina Piva, Liangqi Ding

Speakers: Fitria Angeliqa, Fizzy Andriani, Yuannan Sun, Geisa Rodrigues, Tinam Borah, Muktikam Hazarika, Anjuman Borah, Joya Chakraborty, Gauri Durga Chakraborty and Ranu Tomar.

Global Media Policy Working Group

The Global Media Policy Working Group hosted its Live Interactive Forum on Monday 12 July. 

The forum discussed the online conference paper sessions GMP-1 titled "Rights & Inclusion in the Global Communication Environment" and GMP-2 titled "Power, Technology and Change in Asian Media Governance"

Health Communication Working Group

The Health Communication Working Group hosted two Live Interactive Forums. 

HEC Live Interactive Forum 1

This forum discussed the Online Conference Paper panel titled Development Communication to advance health agendas (HEC-6) 


HEC Live Interactive Forum 2 

This forum discussed the Online Conference Paper panel titled Indofemics in Pandemics (HEC-5). 

History Section

History Section Live Interactive Forum

Discussions in Media History: from Print to Digital Cultures

Chair: Nelson Ribeiro

Speakers:

  • Song Qiaoli
    The transformation of the "global-local" view  and the formation of the "global unity" of the modern Chinese people——A case of  "Time and Space" report of "Ta Kung Pao"
    Access this paper (ID 456) here

Law Section

The Law Section hosted its Live Interactive Forum on Thursday 15 July.

Platform Regulation and Fundamental Rights

This panel centers around a discussion of different aspects of platform regulation across different jurisdictions and the effects, both positive and negative, of these rules on fundamental human rights.

Chair: Rodrigo Cetina-Presuel (Harvard University)

Speakers:

  • Lucas Logan (University of Houston, downtown) 

Media, Communication and Sport Section

The Media, Communication and Sport section hosted two Live Interactive Forums during the week of the conference.

MCS Live Interactive Forum 1

This forum discussed the Online Conference Paper panels MCS-1 Gender, diversity and sports communication: challenging longstanding imbalances?, MCS-2 Emerging technologies in sport: innovative spaces for production and consumption and MCS-3 Leveraging the power of social media in sport


MCS Live Interactive Forum 2 - Tuesday 13 July at 12:00 UTC

This forum discussed the following Online Conference Paper panels:

Media Sector Development Working Group

The Media Sector Development Working Group hosted one Live Interactive Forum during the week of the conference on the topic "MEDAS21 Research Projects: Reconceptualizing the Field of Media Development"

Participatory Communication Research Section

The Participatory Communication Research Section hosted four Live Interactive Forums and its business meeting during the week of the conference. 


PCR Live Interactive Forum 1

Ethics of intersectional participation in the researcher-activist nexus

Chair: Paola Sartoretto (Jönköping University)

Speakers: Sandra Jeppesen (Lakehead University), Sandra Smeltzer (Western University), Vera Martins (Santa Maria Federal University), Gokce Tuncel (Centre D' Études Sociologiques et Politiques Raymond Aron) and Ekaterina Kalinina (Jönköping University)


PCR Live Interactive Forum 2

Positions, identities and relationships in participatory communication research

Chair: Ana Sousa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Speakers: Ana Sousa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Gabriela Marques Gonçalves (Instituto de la Comunicación/UAB), Leonardo Custodio (Åbo Akademi) and Valentina Carranza Weihmuller (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).


PCR Live Interactive Forum 3

100 years of Paulo Freire. Contemporary reflections on participatory communication and civil society development in Brazil and beyond

Chair: Cees Hamelink (Emeritus professor of media at the University of Amsterdam)

Speakers: Ana Suzina (Loughborough University), Thomas Tufte (Loughborough University), César Jiménez-Martínez (Cardiff University) and Raquel Paiva (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)


PCR Live Interactive Forum 4

Children speak: Participating across borders

Chair: Susan Drucker (Lawrence Herbert School of Communication)

Speakers: Gary Gumpert (Urban Communication Foundation), Gabriela Barrios (Rescue our Future, Mexico), Susan Drucker (Lawrence Herbert School of Communication), Cees J . Hamelink (Emeritus professor of media at the University of Amsterdam).


PCR Business Meeting - Thursday 15 July at 11:00 UTC

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89996802174?pwd=empucmhhbWc3RGJMdmRtcS9wQXpLQT09

Meeting ID: 899 9680 2174
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