Call for Papers: Media and Migration
Prague Media Point conference 2016, Prague, 7-9 November 2016 (Pre-Conference to ECREA´s sixth European Communication Conference)
As an of ECREA’s pre-conferences and in cooperation with ECREA’s Diaspora, Migration and the Media section this fall’s event will address the broad topic of media and migration. It will focus on topics such as the role of the media in the so-called “refugee/migrant crisis”, media depictions of refugees, asylum seekers, immigrant and migrant communities, and the media’s influence on belonging and identity – especially in the context of transnationalism, multiculturalism/diversity, and a globalized world. We are seeking papers that will contribute to a critical examination of this topic and result in fruitful discussion panels at the event.
We invite abstracts on any of the following topics:*
*Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of topics, and we will review any abstracts related to the media and migration/immigration/multiculturalism and related topics.
Prague Media Point is an annual international conference, dedicated to discussing the changing media landscape in a professional, political, economic, and social context. These events gather leading academics, journalists, media executives, and experts from around the world to exchange experiences, establish new contacts, and debate challenges facing both traditional and new media. In November 2016
Prague Media Point will be an ECREA pre-conference. It is organized by Transitions, a nonprofit organization established to strengthen the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union, and KEYNOTE, an organization specializing in organizing conferences and events that lead to cutting-edge international encounters, bring new ideas to life, and facilitate a unique networking experience.
The organizers have also reserved a number of spaces for non-presenting conference attendees.
The Steering Committee includes the following members:
Tony Curzon Price, openDemocracy, Editor-in-Chief
The conference is supported by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague, the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the London School of Economics, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague, the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University, and the Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS) of the International Studies Association (ISA).