Islam and Media Working Group

The overall aim of Islam and Media Working Group is to contribute to the global research efforts seeking to understand social and political realities, the current transformation of the media landscape and theoretical frameworks from the Islamic worldview. The Group strongly encourages scholars to contribute from different ontological, epistemological and axiological positions with the aim to generate debates to work for common ground in media and communication research. 

We believe that redressing the gaps of misunderstanding between cultures and civilizations starts from knowledge production, dissemination, and consumption. We recognize that the dominant western tradition of research in journalism and communication has proved to be inadequate to deconstruct and understand media around the globe. The group aims to encourage indigenous and localized philosophical traditions in the Muslim World to enrich the base of journalism and communication research.

To encourage high quality submissions, the Islam and Media Working Group offers awards of excellence each year to three papers presented at the main IAMCR conference. 

Chair: Bushra Hameedur Rahman (University of the Punjab, Pakistan) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Abida Ashraf (University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Fatma Elzahraa Elsayed (Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University, Egypt) [contact]

See the list of all current members of the Islam and Media Working Group.

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ISM Award Winners 2020

IAMCR's Islam and Media Working Group is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 awards for excellence, Daniel Cao, Pizwak Imtiaz and Sidra Tariq Jamil, and congratulates them for the papers that enriched the research scope of the working group.

IAMCR 2014: Islam and Media Working Group - CfP - Deadline 10 February

Call for Papers - Islam and Media Working Group (CfP)

Islam and Media Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2014 conference to be held from July 15-19, 2014 at Hyderabad (India). The deadline for submissions of extended abstracts for papers and panel proposals is midnight GMT on 10 February 2014.

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Mexico 2009 - Islam and Media Working Group Call for Papers

Islam and Media Working Group welcomes proposals for papers for the 2009 IAMCR Conference, which will be held in Mexico City at the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco-UNAM, July 21-24.

Islam and Media Working Group encourages submissions focusing on the general conference theme, “Human Rights and Communication," and papers that address theory and applications related to the study of Islamic communication and human rights.

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