Conference invites papers for its bi-annual Africa Media and Democracy Conference, to be held from 6th - 9th AUGUST 2014, Accra, Ghana.
Theme: “Media, Democracy & Development”.
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 and its relevance for development in Africa. The Conference aims to address and examine various perspectives, interventions and issues of media in the practice of democratic governance in Africa. The event is open to academics, media industry professionals, government agencies, policy makers, regulators, UN agencies, donors, civil society organisations, independent consultants and research groups and students.
Papers are also invited on the following sub-themes listed below; submissions could be made from a range of issues and perspectives in relation to media, democracy and development 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 and development etc.
Sub-Theme 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 National media and globalization Class, democracy and the media Media ownership and democracy Political advertising Media policies and media politics New Media and Populism Religion, media and democracy Public interest journalism Journalism in the global news world Democracy and transformation of public spaces Political blogging and the rhetoric of democracy Media, location and culture Objectivity, impartiality and the governance of journalism E-government and Government
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.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: ABSTRACTS & PAPERS: Please email abstracts (maximum one page) along with contact information and a 500-word bio to: email@example.com. All Abstracts must be in English, full papers may be submitted in either English or French.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 30th March 2014 Notice of acceptance of abstracts: 30th April 2014 Deadline for receipt of full papers: 30th June 2014 Notification of Acceptance of Paper/Panel/Workshop: 30th April 2014 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