[FoME] Conference: Media and the Politics of Transformation in the Arab World and Asia, Berlin, 10.-11. Dezember 2015

Carola Richter Carola.Richter at FU-Berlin.de
Di Nov 24 15:41:04 CET 2015

Dear colleagues, 


We invite you to join us for a conference on “Media and the Politics of
Transformation in the Arab World and Asia” at Freie Universität Berlin on
10.-11. December 2015. 


The conference will open with a keynote lecture by Merlyna Lim, Carleton
University, Ottawa at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 10 at Ihnestr. 21-A on
“Sticks and Stones, Clicks and Phones: Contextualizing the Role of Digital
Media in the Politics of Transformation”

Abstract: Integrating theories and perspectives drawn from social sciences
(social movement research in particular) and communication and media
studies, this talk aims to generate an interdisciplinary framework to
understand the complex relationship between media and the politics of
transformation, with digital media as a focal point. Drawing on empirical
analysis from the Middle East and Asia, this talk also attempts to identify
regional patterns and constellations of digital media as an instrument for
protest, mobilization, and democratization. 


The Public Keynote will be followed by a Panel Discussion: “When Theory
Meets Ground” from 6-8 p.m. at the same venue: 

·        Jamal Ghosn, former Managing Editor of Al-Akhbar English and

·        Kaustubh Srikanth, Head of Technology at Tactical Technology

·        Afef Abrouigi, Researcher on Digital Rights and Global Voices

·        Khaled Yacoub Oweis, SWP Berlin and Journalist


If you wish to take part in the second day of the conference, please
register free of charge at mediatransfo at zedat.fu-berlin.de 


The conference is jointly organized by the Division of International
Communication and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics
and funded by the Faculty for Political and Social Sciences at Freie
Universität Berlin. 


You can find more information here




Prof. Dr. Carola Richter

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft

Garystr. 55, Zimmer 267

14195 Berlin

Tel: +49-30-838 58898

Fax: +49-30-838 58804


Sprechzeiten: Di, 14-16 Uhr


>>>> Neu: Carola Richter & Asiem El Difraoui (Hrsg) (2015): Arabische
Medien. Konstanz: UVK. ISBN 978-3-86764-509-6



>>>> Just published: Nadja-Christina Schneider & Carola Richter (eds.)
(2015): New Media Configurations and Socio-Cultural Dynamics in Asia and the
Arab World. Baden-Baden: Nomos & Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-3-848712939



>>>> Out now: Special Issue of Global Media Journal – German Edition:
Contemporary TV Drama Series



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