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Media, new technologies and development in Latin America: political, social and economic perspectives (London, UK)
July 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
This is a two-day conference. The first day takes place at City, University of London. The second day takes place at Loughborough University, London Campus.
In an age of increasing media concentration and commercialisation, how can we envision a role for the media in development and for democracy? How can networked communications be better used by social movements, civil society and other marginalized groups who encounter difficulties in having a voice in the public sphere? How can ICTs (information and communication technologies) be used for development? How are feminist NGOs and women’s groups at present making use of communication tools and technologies to shape policy and pursue social change at a global and local level? What are some of the theoretical frameworks on communications and social change that we need to revisit? What are the more appropriate methodologies to study communication for social change (CSC) in the digital era?
These are some of the many questions that these workshops, which will be held at UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense) and at City, University of London, ahead of the 2019 IAMCR (International Association in Media and Communication Research) conference in Spain, seek to address. Our keynote speeches will be delivered by professors Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California Santa Barbara; Thomas Tufte, current Director for the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London; Toby Miller, professor in Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University; Ana Carolina Escosteguy, professor of gender and media at the Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil); senior lecturer in Latin America Studies, Thea Pitman, of the University of Leeds and professor of Communications Jair Vega Casanova, Universidad del Norte in Colombia.
Free to attend but please book in advance.
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