The Global Media Policy Working Group critically investigates the processes that regulate and govern the on-going transformations of global media and communication systems and structures. Special attention is given to the multi-level complexities of this domain, to emerging forms of multi-actor, network and platform governance, and to innovative practices of participation in governing arrangements beyond the nation state. The Working Group also focuses on the democratic implications of policy transformations, and on the fundamental principles, political-economic conditions and social dynamics that favor (or hinder) more transparent and accountable governance models for media and communication. Methodological innovation and new thinking, regarding both the regulation of emerging areas of communications and new mechanisms, processes and norms of policy-making, are fostered through its activities.
Established in 1998, the Working Group has since offered an open space for scientific interaction to examine Global Media Policy as a growing field of research and practice. Over the years, the Working Group has organized conference panels and produced publications. It has also promoted collaborative research (as the IAMCR-OSF Rapid Response Grants on Emerging Issues in Communication Policy) and conducted projects (in particular, the project Mapping Global Media Policy). All this has contributed to consolidate policy-relevant knowledge in the field and to structure Global Media Policy as a scientific domain.
As a Working Group rather than a Section, it typically focuses on a narrower set of topics at the annual IAMCR conferences, and it complements regular conference sessions with thematic roundtables, interactive workshops or practitioner panels, thus promoting thematic collaborations with other Sections and Working Groups as well as with professional worlds outside academia.
Co-chair: Arne Hintz (Cardiff University, United Kingdom) [Contact]
Co-chair: Claudia Padovani (University of Padova, Italy) [Contact]
Vice-chair: Preeti Raghunath (Lecturer, Monash University, Malaysia) [Contact]
Vice-chair: Sara Bannerman (McMaster University, Canada) [Contact]
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