CFP: Media & Governance in Latin America Conference

Media & Governance in Latin America
Exploring the role of communication for development
The University of Sheffield, 13–14 May 2014

Call for papers
Deadline 3 February 2014
In 21st-century Latin America, information and participation asymmetries are being challenged by new technologies, the reinvigoration of civil society and changing media policies. Questions are arising about the relationships between media and communication and the region’s democratic governance.
This conference aims to explore the connections between communication, citizenship, governance and development in Latin America in an interdisciplinary effort. The event brings together academics, practitioners and researchers from social sciences and humanities, to consider the following work streams:
Media, politics and citizenship in Latin America: media policies, media ownership, public interest, political communication practices, mediatization of politics
Communication for social change: community participation, civic empowerment, investigative journalism, social media platforms, social movements as new media
Media discourse in Latin America: media populism, minorities’ representations, collaborative media, and freedom of speech

Submissions
Please email an abstract of 250 to 300 words, in Microsoft Word format, to Sara García, sgarciasantamaria1@sheffield.ac.uk, before 3 February 2014, with the subject “Conference Media and Governance”.

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/latin-america-2013/papers