30 years after the official presentation, in Belgrade, of the report of the MacBride Commission, under the aegis of UNESCO, on the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and 5 years after the conclusion, in Geneva, of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a colloquium will be held in Paris on 19 November 2010 devoted to these
key events that have marked the debates on international information and communication. Proposals for papers and contributions are accepted until 5 September 2010.
The research group “Médias et information du Nord et du Sud – du NOMIC au SMSI” comprises researchers of Paris 8, Paris 3 and Nice Universities and is supported by the “Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris-Nord”. Since 2000, it examines the debates on “the free flow of information”, on “the imbalance of information flows” and on “the information society”. It identifies the different phases that have characterised these debates and the contradictions fostered by information and communication technologies (ICT) as a vector of social and economic development. It further analyses topical issues in the theoretical debate and the geopolitical, economic and cultural consequences, highlighting recurring and novel features that mark the debate on the globalisation of information.
The colloquium will be held on 19th of November 2010, in Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris-Nord: it will highlight the major theoretical and political issues of NWICO and WSIS and seek to draw up a balance-sheet of the issues and actors involved.
The colloquium will build on the contributions of participants and highlight historical and international actors who will testify to their role in these debates. Filmed interviews of key figures will be featured.
Key words of the colloquium:
Infrastructures, Networks and Flows, Imbalances, Failures and progress, Individual actors, Institutions, The State, Civil Society, Internationalisation and globalisation, Transnational information and communication corporations.
On the basis of the above-listed key words, kindly submit an outline comprising 1500-2000 characters.
Please indicate which of the three periods your proposal highlights:
1) NWICO (1970s-1980s)
2) Period from NWICO to the WSIS
3) WSIS (the 2000s)
Proposals should be sent by September 5 to the following electronic addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Working languages: English and French
Divina FRAU-MEIGS, Professor, Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle
Michael PALMER, Professor, Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle
Patricio TUPPER, Professor, Université Paris VIII
Camille LAVILLE, Senior lecturer, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
Jérémie NICEY, PhD Graduate, Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle
Julia POHLE, PhD Student, Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle
5th September 2010: Deadline for proposals
10th September 2010: Feedback from the Scientific Committee
15th October 2010: Deadline for final papers (5000 words)
19th November 2010: Colloquium in Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris-Nord (4 rue de la Croix Faron, Plaine St-Denis/Stade de France, 93210 Saint-Denis)
Travel and accomodation is not funded.
The programme and the abstracts will be accessible online in September.
The final papers will be published electronically (as of December 2010-January 2011)and/or in print.
Jérémie Nicey / Julia Pohle
EA 1484 - Communication, Information, Médias (CIM)
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
1, rue Censier
FRANCE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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