Several side events will be taking place before and during IAMCR 2021.
Institutions, Interventions, Transgressions: Glocal Media Policies and Praxis from South Asia
This 10 July side event, sponsored by the Global Media Policy Working Group, is a day-long engagement on media policies and practices from the South Asian region It will be on Zoom and advance registration, limited to 100 people, is required. More information and registration.
Fourteen universities in 7 countries will be holding “No Travel Events” during IAMCR 2021. The countries that will host no travel events are Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia. Several of them will send updates to share with other IAMCR members during the conference. Here’s what a few of them will be doing.
Caleb University in Lagos State, Nigeria, will host a no travel event on 12, 13 and 14 July from 10h00 to 12h00 local time. A keynote address by Professor Ayobambi Ojebode will be one of the highlights. The event will be at Caleb University and on Microsoft Teams. Follow it on Facebook @calebuniv and Instagram @calebmasscomm. #CalebUniversity
Three No Travel Events will be held in India.
The IAMCR Manipal Conclave 2021, hosted by Manipal Institute of Communication will feature three panels on 13, 14 and 15 July.
- 13 July, 14h30 to 16h00 IST, “The Local and the Digital in Environmental Comunication: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Prospects
- 14 July, 14h30 to 16h30 IST, “Challenges and Prospects for Virtual Pedagogy in Journalism and Mass Communication during COVID-19”
- 15 July, 14h00 to 16h00 IST, “Emerging Scholars’ Perspectives on Media and Communication Research”
The three panels will be at Manipal Institute of Communication and on Microsoft Teams.
The IAMCR Hyderabad Event, hosted by the University of Hyderabad, will run every day from 11 to 15 July from 16h00 to 18h00 IST. Participants will to watch several of the IAMCR 2021 plenary sessions, share some of the papers being presented at IAMCR 2021 by faculty and students from the university, and hold a graduate student conference competition. Get updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/schoolofcommunicationandmediastudies/
The India Regional Conclave 2021 in Kolkata will take place on 14 July from 11h30 to 14h30 IST at the Press Club in Kolkata in association with Adamas University and Surendranath University for Women.
See the posters of the three Indian events >
Speed dating session of PhD students working on media sector development
On 9 July the Media Sector Development Working Group and MEDAS21 will invite 12 PhD students from 11 countries and 4 different continents (Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, DRC, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Philippines, USA) working on media development issues to an online “speed-dating session.”
Date: Friday, July 9th,2021 at 11h00 UTC -4 | Link to register: https://tu-dortmund.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-qrqzosGdMF9_k17P-u4r…
By offering emerging scholars the opportunity to present their research in a 3-minute-thesis format and get feedback from their peers and industry professionals, we hope to contribute to intensified exchange and networking and to develop practical coping mechanisms for any difficulties and pressures they face in their research such as (but not limited to) choosing a relevant topic, grant and funding issues, access to data and literature...
In a casual format similar to “speed dating”, post graduate and doctoral students will be able to present their research (project) to the audience in 3 minutes maximum, with a 3-minute Q&A. These contributions will finally be taken up and discussed in a debate with representatives of academic institutions and media development organisations.