Braga 2010 - Media Law Section Call for Papers

The Media Law Section invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR Conference that will be held in Braga (Portugal) 2010 from July 18-22. The overall conference theme is "Communication and Citizenship. Rethinking Crisis and Change".

The Media Law Section invites papers within the general theme to promote conduct and dissemination of research into all facets of communication research and journalism education.

The Media Law Section covers four main themes:

  1. Citizen media, law and Internet governance
  2. Common knowledge, communication rights and duties
  3. Media convergence, state regulations and professional ethics
  4. Moving forward - new laws for participatory ideas and practices

The Media Law Section and the Post-Socialist, Post-Authoritarian Media Working Group will hold a joint panel in Braga 2010. This panel will be dedicated to the 20thanniversary of the change in post-socialist media and media law.

Abstracts should be sent to the Media Law Section Co-chair only through the conference website, and should be between 300-500 words long. Each abstract must include title, name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address of author(s).

The deadlines are as follows:

  • Submission of abstracts: January 31, 2010 (papers will be assessed and provisionally accepted on the basis of the abstracts).
  • Announcement of acceptances: March 15, 2010.
  • Full papers due: April 30, 2010

IAMCR accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is requested that abstracts, if at all possible, be submitted in English.

Further information about IAMCR and this conference will be available at the conference website.

Andrei Richter and Mohammad Sahid Ullah
Co-chairs, Media Law Section