CALL FOR PAPERS
AFRICA MEDIA & DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE – ACCRA 2011.
Theme: Media & Democracy towards sustainable stability.
The AMDMC Conference is organised annually and takes place in a selected African country; presentations at the conference are made by distinguished scholars and individuals from Africa and the rest of the world. The theme for the Accra Conference 2011 is ‘Media & Democracy towards sustainable stability’. The Conference aims to examine the broad impact of the media on democracy.
BACKGROUND: Africa’s emerging democracies in the last two decades have had to co-exist with a vibrant media contestation. The media has relatively emerged as a formidable constituent as it vie for legitimacy in representing the broad masses. This contestation provides the framework for critical examination on how the media impacts on the democratic process. The Conference therefore aims to address and examine various issues of media in the practise of democratic governance in Africa. The event is open to academics, media industry professionals, government agencies, policymakers, regulators, UN agencies, donors, civil society organisations, independent consultants and research groups and students.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
THE AMDMC ACCRA CONFERENCE 2011: 17th - 19th AUGUST 2011: The Africa Media & Democracy Institute invites papers for its annual Africa Media and Democracy Conference, (AMDMC) to be held from 17th-19th August 2011, Accra-Ghana.
The theme for the Conference is: Media & Democracy towards sustainable stability.
Papers are also invited on the following sub-themes listed below; submissions could be made from a range of issues in relation to democracy & media practices in Africa. It must address specific media practices in the context of democracy in Africa, such as the role of radio commercials as political communication tool in electioneering, the corrosive effects of partisan media practices in popular democracy or the role of the media in the concept of popular democracy etc.
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Media, language and democracy
Media, language and symbolic power
Media, political rhetoric’s and political violence
Media and political communication
Media, democracy and traditional governance
Media, national institutions and democracy
Media and the conception of national agenda
Media, democracy and governance
Media, ethnic identity and democracy
Media, religious conflict and political stability
Media, conflict and crises management
Media ownership, democracy and governance
Media, concept citizenry and democracy
Media and the concept ‘good of governance’
Media and coupe d’états
Media reportage and democracy
Media, democracy and political education
Media, political activism and governance
Media, democracy and aid
Media law and regulation
Media, gender and democratization
Media, democracy and human rights
Community media and democracy
Media and Ethics
Media and African centeredness
Media and cultural politics
New Media and democracy
New Media and the renewal of local democracy
New media, democratic theory and public sphere
Digital media and the renewal of local democracy
Development democracy and the media
Media, African centeredness and democracy
In addition to those listed above the organisers will consider other relevant sub-themes from contributors.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
ABSTRACTS & PAPERS: Please email abstracts (maximum one page) along with contact information and a 500-word bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Abstracts must be in English, full papers may be submitted in either English or French.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 22nd April 2011
Notice of acceptance of abstracts: 22nd May 2011
Deadline for receipt of full papers: 22nd June 2011
Notification of Acceptance of Paper/Panel/Workshop: 30th July 2011
For further information and other enquiries please contact Conference Team.ENQUIRIES HOTLINE 24HRS: MOBILE: + 233 200723197.
For further information and other enquiries please contact Conference Team. ENQUIRIES HOTLINE 24HRS: MOBILE: + 233 200723197 OR + 233 303 208185 (Office)
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