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ICMD 2019 Vancouver

Sep 19-20, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2019-08-19 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 Venice

Jul 20-21, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
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2019-03-20 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 Vienna

Jun 21-22, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
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2019-02-18 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 Istanbul

Feb 14-15, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
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2019-01-14 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 Mumbai

Feb 07-08, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
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2019-01-07 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 Amsterdam

Feb 07-08, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
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2019-01-07 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 Bangkok

Feb 04-05, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
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2019-01-04 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 Bali

Jan 14-15, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-12-15 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Bangkok

Nov 29-30, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-10-31 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Vancouver

Sep 17-18, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-08-17 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Vienna

Jun 14-15, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-05-14 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Mumbai

Feb 22-23, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-01-22 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Istanbul

Feb 15-16, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-01-15 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Amsterdam

Feb 12-13, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-01-12 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Bangkok

Feb 08-09, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-01-08 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 Istanbul

Jan 30-31, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2017-12-20 00:00:00
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ICMD 2019 London

Oct 23-24, 2019
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2019-06-23 00:00:00
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ICMD 2018 London

Oct 15-16, 2018
International Conference on Media and Democracy
Submissions due:
2018-09-14 00:00:00
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Freedom of Media, Democracy and Gezi Park

This article provides a conceptual framework of the freedom of media and its correlation with democracy. In a democracy, media should serve the publics’ right to know and reflect human rights violations and offer options for meaningful political choices and effective participation in civic affairs. On that point, the 2013 events at Gezi Park in Turkey are a good empirical example to be discussed. During the events, when self-censorship was broadly employed by mainstream Turkish media, social media filled the important role of providing information to the public. New technologies have made information into a fundamental tool for change and growth, and as a consequence, societies worldwide have merged into a single, interdependent, and autonomous organism. For this reason, violations of human rights can no longer be considered domestic issues, but rather global ones. Only global political action is an adequate response. Democracy depends on people shaping the society they live in, and in order to accomplish this, they need to express themselves. Freedom of expression is therefore necessary in order to understand diversity and differing perspectives, which in turn are necessary to resolve conflicts among people. Moreover, freedom of information is integral to freedom of expression. In this context, the international rules and laws regarding freedom of expression and freedom of information – indispensable for a free and independent media – are examined. These were put in place by international institutions such as the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and the European Union, which have aimed to build a free, democratic, and pluralist world committed to human rights and the rule of law. The methods of international human rights institutions depend on effective and frequent employment of mass media to relay human rights violations to the public. Therefore, in this study, the relationship between mass media and democracy, the process of how mass media forms public opinion, the problems of mass media, the neo-liberal theory of mass media, and the use of mass media by NGOs will be evaluated.

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Media Regulation and Public Sphere in the Digital Age: An Analysis in the Light of Constructive Democracy

The article proposed intends to analyze the possibility (and conditions) of a media regulation law in a democratic rule of law in the twenty-first century. To do so, will be presented initially the idea of the public sphere (by Jürgen Habermas), showing how it is presented as an interface between the citizen and the state (or the private and public) and how important is it in a deliberative democracy. Based on this paradigm, the traditional perception of the role of public information (such as system functional element) and on the possibility of media regulation will be exposed, due to the public nature of their activity. A critical argument will then be displayed from two different perspectives: a) the formal function of the current media information, considering that the digital age has fragmented the information access; b) the concept of a constructive democracy, which reduces the need for representation, changing the strategic importance of the public sphere. The question to be addressed (based on the comparative law) is if the regulation is justified in a polycentric democracy, especially when it operates under the digital age (with immediate and virtual communication). The proposal is to be presented in the sense that even in a twenty-first century the media in a democratic rule of law still has an extremely important role and may be subject to regulation, but this should be on terms very different (and narrower) from those usually defended.
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Social Media: The Major Trigger of Online and Offline Political Activism

With the viral factor on social media, the sense of persuasion is generated by repetition and popularity. When users’ interest is captured, political awareness increases to spark political enthusiasm, but, the level of user’s political participation and political attitude of those active users is still questionable. An online survey on 250 youth and in-depth interview on two politicians are conducted to answer the main question in this paper. The result shows that Facebook significantly increases political awareness among youths. Social media may not be the major trigger to political activism among youths as most respondents opined that they would still vote without Facebook. Other factors could be political campaigning, political climate, age, peer pressure or others. Finding also shows that majority of respondents did not participate in online political debates or political groups. Many also wondered if the social media was the main power switch that triggers the political influx among young voters. The research finding is significant to understand how the new media, Facebook, has reshaped the political landscape in Malaysia, creating the Social Media Election that changed the rules of the political game. However, research finding does not support the ideal notion that the social media is the major trigger to youth’s political activism. This research outcome has exposed the flaws of the Social Media Election. It has revealed the less optimistic side of youth political activism. Unfortunately, results fall short of the idealistic belief that the social media have given rise to political activism among youths in the 13th General Election in Malaysia. The research outcome also highlights an important lesson for the democratic discourse of Malaysia which is making informed and educated decisions takes more commitment, proactive and objective attitude.
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The Rise of Nationalism among South Korean Youth and Democracy: An Analysis

The 2008 Candlelight Protests of Korea was very significant to portray the political environment among the South Korean youth. Many challenges and new advanced technologies have driven the youth community to be engaged in the political arena that has shifted them from traditional Korean youth to a very greater community. Due to historical perspective with the people of North Korea, the young generation has embraced different view of ethnic nationalism. This study examines the youth involvement in politics in line with their level of acceptance the practice of democracy. The increase usage of new media has shown great results in the survey results whereby the youth used as a platform to gain political information and brought higher degree of their sociopolitical interests among them. Furthermore, the rise of nationalism and patriotism will be discussed in this paper to the dynamism of the political approaches used by the Korea government
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