Islam and Media Working Group

The overall aim of Islam and Media Working Group is to contribute to the global research efforts seeking to understand social and political realities, the current transformation of the media landscape and theoretical frameworks from the Islamic worldview. The Group strongly encourages scholars to contribute from different ontological, epistemological and axiological positions with the aim to generate debates to work for common ground in media and communication research. 

We believe that redressing the gaps of misunderstanding between cultures and civilizations starts from knowledge production, dissemination, and consumption. We recognize that the dominant western tradition of research in journalism and communication has proved to be inadequate to deconstruct and understand media around the globe. The group aims to encourage indigenous and localized philosophical traditions in the Muslim World to enrich the base of journalism and communication research.

To encourage high quality submissions, the Islam and Media Working Group offers awards of excellence each year to three papers presented at the main IAMCR conference. 

Chair: Bushra Hameedur Rahman (University of the Punjab, Pakistan) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Abida Ashraf (University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Fatma Elzahraa Elsayed (Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University, Egypt) [contact]

To join the Islam and Media Working Group, login to your account and select My Sections and Working Groups from the menu. A number of IAMCR sections and working groups send notices and other information exclusively to their members. IAMCR members can join up to three sections or working groups.


 

IAMCR's Islam and Media Working Group is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 awards for excellence, Daniel Cao, Pizwak Imtiaz and Sidra Tariq Jamil, and congratulates them for the papers that enriched the research scope of the working group.
The IAMCR Islam and Media (ISM) Working Group will be holding online elections in 2020 for the positions of one Chair and two Vice-chairs. The deadline to submit candidacies is 10 June 2020.
The Islam and Media Working Group is pleased to announce that awards worth a total of USD 1,000 will be offered to members of the working group presenting papers at the IAMCR 2020 online conference.
IAMCR's Islam and Media Working Group 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 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 Islam and Media 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 Islam and Media Working Group invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The IAMCR Islam and Media Working Group will hold elections during the group business meeting at the upcoming IAMCR conference in Leicester. Both the chair and the two vice-chairs positions are open. The terms run for four years.
The Islam and Media Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the 2016 IAMCR Conference to be held from 27 -31 July, 2016 in Leicester, UK. The deadline to submit your abstract is midnight GMT on 15 February 2016.
The Islam and Media Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers for the 2015 IAMCR conference to be held from 12-16 July, 2015 at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada.
Call for Papers - Islam and Media Working Group (CfP)
Islam and Media Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2014 conference to be held from July 15-19, 2014 at Hyderabad (India). The deadline for submissions of extended abstracts for papers and panel proposals is midnight GMT on 10...