Communication Policy & Technology Section

The CP&T Section’s focus is on communication policy, with a keen interest in the socio-economic aspects of technological change. The Section welcomes theoretical and empirical studies and research that bridges theory and practice, by offering scientific reflection as well as guidelines for political action. The CP&T Section does not adhere to any single philosophical or theoretical school but encourages research that is critical.

This Section encompasses work on issues of policy and technology involving internet governance; the implications of globalisation for the use of emerging technologies, interfaces between culture, technology and policy, the potential of people-centred design and innovation, as well as critical analyses of ICT and telecommunication policies. There is also a developing interest in the implications of embedded and ubiquitous ICT technologies for citizens’ rights, privacy and justice. 

Co-chair: Francesca Musiani (Centre for Internet and Society, National Centre for Scientific Research, France) [Contact]
Co-chair: Julia Pohle (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) [Contact]
Vice chair: Jeremy Shtern (Ryerson University, Canada) [Contact]
Vice chair: Weiyu Zhang (National University of Singapore) [Contact]

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IAMCR's Communication Policy & Technology Section invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 conference of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
The IAMCR Communication Policy & Technology Section will run its business meeting at IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. See the meeting's agenda.
CPT has distributed its first newsletter for 2019. Contents include: CPT Special issue with Internet Policy Review, 2019, Planning for IAMCR Madrid, 2019, Elections for Chair and Vice-Chairs, Other co-sponsored and member activities.
The chairs of IAMCR's Communication Policy and Technology Section (CPT) would like to bring your attention to our recently released special issue - ‘Practicing rights and values in internet policy around the world,’ available open access in the Internet Policy Review journal. The issue is based in papers presented at the IAMCR 2018 conference.
The Communication Policy and Technology Section has announced the winners of its 2018 best paper award and the CPT/Internet Policy Review award. Congratulations to Preeti Raghunath, University of Hyderabad (India) and Guy T. Hoskins, York University (Canada).
The Communication Policy & Technology Section is happy to announce a new partnership to award an additional Best Paper Award.
IAMCR's Communication Policy and Technology Section will co-sponsor CGIG-ARTS 2018 - The Second European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies, to be held 26-27 April 2018 in Cardiff. See the call for proposals.
The Communication Policy & Technology Section has announced the winners of its Best Paper Award for Cartagena, 2017. This year the main award was presented to Ghalia Abu-Kaf, Amit M. Schejter and Muhammad Abu Jafar, and an emerging scholar award to Félix Tréguer.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Communication Policy & Technology Section invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The latest issue of Media and Communication focuses on "Post-Snowden Internet Policy". The issue was guest-edited by Julia Pohle, vice-chair of IAMCR’s Communication Policy and Technology Section, and Leo Van Audenhove, a member of the section. The issue was co-sponsored by the Communication Policy and Technology Section.