The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference for 2017 being held in Cartagena Colombia from 16-20 July 2017 will feature 2 Faculty and 2 Research Scholars from the Department of Communication, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH).

Prof. B P Sanjay

Professor B P Sanjay, Pro VC – 1, will be presenting two papers a) “Media Systems and Structures in Dynamically Developing India.” in the session titled “BRICS Media Systems as a Challenge” and b) “Transforming Culture & Politics: The dynamics of digital divide and exclusionary critique in India’s communication and mediascape.” in the session titled “Networks, public access, digital divide”, as well as take part in a Roundtable discussion “Journalism Education in a Global Perspective”.

Prof. Vinaod Pavarala

Professor Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media, will be Chair of a session titled “Community and alternative media and democratization processes” and present two papers a) “The Elephant in the Room: Negotiating the State in the Community Radio Sector in South Asia.” in the session titled “Diagnosis and practices of community radios” and b) “Institutionalising the C4D Evaluation Framework: between principled aspirations and pragmatic compromises” co-authored with Jessica Noske-Turner (RMIT University) and Jo Tacchi (University of Loughborough in London; RMIT University) in the session titled “Participation, Development and Social Change”, as well as be part of a Roundtable discussion “The Rise of Nationalism and the Challenge to Globalization”.

Arun John

Mr. Arun John, PhD Research Fellow and also part of the UNESCO Chair will be presenting a paper “Tribal community, State and Community Radio” in a session titled “Participation and Organisation – Civil Society and Community Media” and Mr. Karthik Kamalanathan, PhD Research Fellow will be presenting a paper “The Public Discourse on Child Nutrition: A Case of Augmented Silence in South India.” in a session titled “The Myth and Contradictions of Sustainable Development: Politics and Situated Practices of Mediating the Environment”. Both Research Fellows were also awarded the IAMCR Travel Grant of $1500 each to participate in the conference.

Karthik Kamalanathan

UoH Herald Congratulates the participants for their contribution.