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Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group

The Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group aims at providing a forum for scholars researching the mediation of political and economic crisis and 'scandals', wars and terrorism, disasters, catastrophes and risks, combining global and local perspectives. We adopt a broad understanding of crisis communication with theoretical contributions from different perspectives and disciplines and hope to stimulate fruitful discussions about threat-image constructions and the consequences for democracy and civil rights. This means that we avoid a more narrow-eyed public relations perspective concerned with offering 'best practice' advice for commercial corporations. Today studies on the field are conducted in many different disciplines, media- and communication studies and journalism studies being among them.

Within the IAMCR the academic debate about these topics has been going on in many different sections and working groups. We think the field of crises communication will benefit from having a common meeting point for communication scholars working both with journalism studies and political communication..

Chair: Rikke Bjerg Jensen [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Eva-Karin Olsson [Contact]

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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 Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The Crisis Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the 2016 IAMCR Conference to be held from 27-30 July 2016 in Leicester, UK. The deadline to submit your abstract is midnight GMT 15 February 2016.
Conference theme: "Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
The Crisis Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the 2015 IAMCR Conference. The Conference will be held at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada, from 12th to 16th July 2015.
Conference theme: “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication
Crisis Communication Working Group - Call for Proposals - IAMCR 2014
Theme: “Region as Frame: Politics, presence, practice”
The Crisis Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2014 conference to be held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, July 15-19, 2014. The conference will be held at the Hyderabad International Covention Centre (HICC).
altThe Crisis Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2013 conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland, June 25-29, 2013. The conference will be held at the Dublin City University.
erythrina_caffraTheme: ‘South-North Conversations’
The Crisis Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2012 conference to be held in Durban, South Africa, July 15-19, 2012. The conference will be held at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN).
Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals (300-500 words) is February 14, 2012.
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The Working Group on Crisis Communication invites proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2011 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 13-17, 2011. The theme for the 2011 conference will be 'Cities, Connectivity and Creativity'.
Papers from the full range of crisis communication research will be considered.
braga_2010The Emerging Theme on Crisis Communication invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference in Braga, Portugal, July 18-22, 2010. Papers from the full range of crisis communication research will be considered.
Key themes will include:
Rhetorical communication strategies in a digital age
Real pandemics and 'media pandemics'
The role of new social media in crisis communication

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