Monday, March 03, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS AFRICA MEDIA & DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE 2014





THE ACCRA CONFERENCE 6th - 9th AUGUST 2014: The Africa Media & Democracy

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’├ętats
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: info@amdmc.net.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
ABSTRACTS & PAPERS: Please email abstracts (maximum one page) along with
contact information and a 500-word bio to: info@amdmc.net.
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


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