Clearinghouse for Public Statements
The IAMCR Executive Board, with the approval of the International Council, established a Clearinghouse for Public Statements in July 2015. The Clearinghouse mission is to help with making public statements by taking proactive positions on issues or by responding to issues when they arise.
Any current member in good standing of IAMCR may request the Clearinghouse to consider whether a public statement should be made by endorsing a statement of others or by distributing a statement of its own.
Requests should be sent to clearinghouse [at] iamcr.org. Please read the text What the Clearinghouse for Public Statements Does and the Clearinghouse's Working Procedures before making a request. Questions and clarifications about what the Clearinghouse does should be sent to clearinghouse [at] iamcr.org.
The Clearinghouse is chaired by Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and its members are Eno Akpabio, University of Namibia (Namibia), Abida Ashraf, University of the Punjab (Pakistan), Martin Becerra, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and Universidade de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Nancy Booker, Aga Khan University (Kenya), Andrew Calabrese, University of Colorado (US), Lauren Dyll, University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa), Flor Enghel, Jönköping University (Sweden/Argentina), Divina Frau-Meigs, Université Sorbonne, Nouvelle (France), Audrey Gadzekpo, University of Ghana (Ghana), Cherian George, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong), Rodrigo Gomez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana–Cuajimalpa (Mexico), Gholam Khiabany, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), Graham Murdock, Loughborough University (UK)/University of Auckland (NZ), Hillel Nossek, Kinneret Academic College on the Sea of Galilee (Israel), Vinod Pavarala, University of Hyderabad (India), Sandra Ristovska, University of Colorado Boulder (US), Takesato Watanabe, Doshisha University (Japan) and Nico Carpentier (Czech Republic) as EB liaison.
The Clearinghouse processes statements and/or manages the process of signing statements generated by others when they are principally concerned with issues relating to media/communications and where IAMCR members have substantive scientific expertise that provides a basis for seeking to influence discursive or material practice.