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The following sections and working groups elected new officers during their business meetings at the Madrid conference. New officers are elected for four year terms. 
IAMCR would like to express its sincere thanks to the outgoing officers and to welcome the new ones. 
Dear colleagues,
After a few exceptional days spent at IAMCR 2019 we would like to thank you for the opportunity granted to the School of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. It was an honour to host IAMCR and we hope we met your expectations.
In this letter to the members, IAMCR president, Janet Wasko, reflects on IAMCR's 2019 conference held in Madrid last month.

Dear Colleagues, 
Professor Helena Sousa, a long-time member and supporter of IAMCR, was presented with a Distinguished Contribution Award during the third plenary session of IAMCR's 2019 conference in Madrid, Spain. Helena was head of the Local Organising Committee for IAMCR's 2010 Conference in Braga.
Published by UNESCO in collaboration with IAMCR and the Global Alliance for Media and Gender, "Setting the Gender Agenda for Communication Policy: New proposals from the Global Alliance on Media and Gender" was launched at the recent IAMCR conference in Madrid.
IAMCR will be taking its annual conference to Beijing, China for the first time in the association’s 63 year history. It will be held at Tsinghua University.
IAMCR urges its members and the media and communication research and education community to lobby the UK government against proposals that threaten creative and critical scholarship in research in media and communication and to join calls for action in other countries when similar policy moves threaten education in our field.
IAMCR expresses concern about Julian Assange's possible extradition to the United States, a precedent that threatens the welfare of whistle-blowers and discourages the sustained watchdog role of the media.