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The 9th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2024

Conference Co-Chairs


Dr. Tülây Atay

Hatay Mustafa Kemal University
Faculty Of Communication
Journalism Department,
Antakya, Türkiye

Dr Tülây ATAY currently teaches at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University (HMKU), Antakya, Hatay, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism as a faculty member (Assistant Professor) and a researcher. She is a Turkish Citizen. She was born and bred in Istanbul, Turkey and graduated from Istanbul University. She holds BA degree in Mass-Media Communication, Journalism & PR. She has her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology (Gender & Women’s Studies). She is a co-author of the book called “Gender & Sex and Taboo in the Contemporary Primitive & Traditional Societies” in the Turkish Language based on her MA thesis. The book is written from the perspective of women’s and gender studies. She was one of the co-founders of the Centre for Women’s Studies of Mustafa Kemal University. She served and was in charge as one of the deputy directors of the Centre for Women’s Studies of Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey. She previously worked as a “business developer” for many SMEs in the various fields such as automotive, textile etc. She worked as an Assistant Producer for Turkish Radio Television State Company (TRT) between 1995-1996. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Agriculture Economics and Extensions at Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey in October 2013. She produced her Ph.D. thesis on the division of labour amongst ethnically different two villages near Hatay province (Southern Turkey bordering Syria) in the context of changing social life and Women’s & Gender Studies. Dr Atay’s areas of interests are women empowerment and women’s studies using the other disciplines e.g. communication studies, journalism studies and immigration & refugee studies. She is holding sociology BA degree obtained from Open Faculty, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey. She is a Ph.D. in Journalism from İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey. She was a temporary National Gender Consultant for Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO). She lived in the UK and USA for a while. She has been in Portugal, Slovenia, Ukraine, Scotland, Romania, Holland, Italy, Spain, Estonia, UAE, Malaysia, Poland, Czech Republic and France for academic purposes. She was a “scientist-in-residence” at Paris Lodron University of Salzburg financially supported by GendUp and Salzburg Stadt (Municipality), Salzburg, Austria. She chaired the MEDCOM 2017, KL, Malaysia. She is also currently engaging with the FoTRRIS-H2020 project and RAISD-H2020 project (women and immigration) run by Complutense University of Madrid. Dr Atay has been actively carrying out her research on immigration and refugee studies mostly last 10 years. She was one of the researchers for the Prof Dr Steven Youngblood’s project on 2015-2016 in various Turkish provinces Antakya, Hatay, Malatya, Adana. The research group visited many refugee camps together. Dr Atay and her colleagues also produced an article entitled “The long journey from Syria to Malatya, Turkey” which was published by the Peace Journalist magazine of Park University, Parkville, MO, USA.

Prof. Andrea Volterrani

Director of Master in
Social Comm. | Social Farming
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Dr. Andrea Volterrani is a Sociologist of Cultural and Communication Processes at Department of Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of the University of Florence, he is a fellow student at the Italian Foundation for Volunteering.

He was then assigned research from 1999 to 2005 at the Department of Sociology and Political Science of the University of Florence. From 1997 to 2003 he is also a professor of sociology of cultural processes, theory and technique of social communication, territorial communication and marketing at the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of Florence.

From 2005 to 2008 he is a contractor and research grant at the Department of Historical, Legal and Political Sciences and Social Sciences at Siena University and a social contractor and family sociology lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Siena. At the same time, he is a professor of social studies contract at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of La Sapienza University of Rome (2004-2008) and of sociology of communication at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Florence (2004-2006). Since 2008 is a researcher at Department of Enterprise Engineering, Tor Vergata University, Rome.

Prof. Volterrani is engaged in research, teaching and consulting on social communication, the third sector, integrated social politics and assessment processes, resilience community and prevention communication related on natural disaster.

Dr. Chris Fenner

Dr. Chris Fenner

Public Relations Faculty
Dept. of Communication
University of West Florida

Dr. Fenner is an experienced communicator who has led the UWF team to top finishes at regional and national tournaments. Participating in collegiate speech and debate provides students with the advanced critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Before coming to UWF in 2014, he established a competitive speech team at Florida Southern College, where he coached students to 32 national titles. In his classes, Dr. Fenner teaches undergraduate courses in public relations and persuasion. He relies on high impact practices and hands-on activities to prepare students to meet the demands of the public relations industry. His students have provided public relations and communication advice to a variety of non-profit organizations in the community. At the graduate level, his coursework focuses on strategic communication, mass communication theory, and he works to train students as professional communication consultants. Dr. Fenner’s research focuses on public relations crisis and image management, and pedagogy. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and is an article reviewer for the National Forensic Journal. He also serves as the vice president of the Florida Intercollegiate Forensic Association, and is the president of the Novice National Forensic Association.

Conference Convener and Secretary

Mr. Isanka P. Gamage

Conference Convener

Mr. Isanka P. Gamage

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
Hotline: +94 715 589 870 | +94 777 379 779
Tel: +94 117 992 022

Isanka P.Gamage is the Co-founder and Managing Director of The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) Based in Sri Lanka. He is the founding manager of three international journals and has served as the Conference Convener for over 350 international Conferences organized in 8 Countries namely Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and virtually. He has initiated and engaged with many different online and offline knowledge-sharing platforms to make a sustainable future. In his journey thus far, he has had the privilege to closely work with many world-renowned personalities as the Nobel Laureates, Subject Gurus, and also with over 450 International universities and has been in the lights of more than 2000 leading Professors across the globe on several fields of study. He has also had the honor of working with the Ministries, Diplomats, industry professionals, and international organizations in different countries.

As a founding member and CEO of a few consortiums and associations in Education, Public Health, Environment, Women and Gender, Social Sciences, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Disability and Rehabilitation, he is serving to Asian and African regions to achieve their Sustainable Development Goals by connecting his network in Western countries and trying to implement the concept of knowledge diplomacy.

He is a life coach and mentoring practitioner with Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP). And also, he is conducting mindfulness training programs locally and internationally.

He is reading for Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. He has completed the Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) and BSc Marketing. He also has a Bachelor of Therapeutic Counseling from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines.

Conference Secretary

Ms. Natashya Kodithuwakku

Tel: +94 117 992 022
Hotline: +94 76 573 3737

Scientific Committee

The Conference Scientific Committee is in charge of ensuring that a conference’s scientific quality and integrity are maintained. The committee, comprised of experts from the field, reviews submitted abstracts, selects presentations, and provides guidance to ensure that the conference meets the highest academic standards.

Alessio Ceccherelli

Dr. Alessio Ceccherelli

University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome, Latium

Dr. Mustak Ahmed

Dr. Mustak Ahmed

Teaching at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

Dr. Wajid Zulqarnain

Dr. Wajid Zulqarnain

Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) , Pakistan

Dr. Manisha Chauhan


Dr. Arnab Basu

Dr. Arnab Basu

Adamas University, Kolkata, India

Assist. Dr. Manoch Chummuangpak

Assist. Dr. Manoch Chummuangpak

Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Sayak Pal

Assistance Professor,
Adamas University, India.

Prof. Dr. Savera Mujib Shami

University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Dr. Reggy Marathane Metso

Dr. Reggy Marathane Metso

University of Zululand, South Africa

Assoc Prof. Andrea Volterrani

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Prof. Kevin Naidoo

Prof. Kevin Naidoo

University of Zululand, South Africa

Assoc Prof. Sharmila Kayal

Adamas University, India

Dr. Sergio Ricardo Quiroga

Dr. Sergio Ricardo Quiroga

Coordinador of Research in ICAES, Argentina

Dr. Tara N Poudel

Dr. Tara N Poudel

Kathmandu University, Nepal

Dr. Yordan Karapenchev

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria

Dr. Keshav Patel

Assistant Professor
University of Delhi, India

Assoc Prof. Najma Sadiq

Assoc Prof. Najma Sadiq

National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Dr. Ngonso Frederick

Dr. Ngonso Frederick

Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria

Dr. Nikola Vangelov

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia, Bulgaria

Dr. Paulene Naidoo

Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Dr. Majid-Ul-Ghafar

Hazara University, Pakistan

Dr. Le Thi My Danh

FPT University, HCMC, Vietnam

Dr. Peter Egielewa

Dr. Peter Egielewa

Edo University Iyamho, Nigeria

Assoc. Prof. Panida Jongsuksomsakul

์Naresuan UNiversity, Thailand

Dr Avashni Reddy Moonasamy

Dr. Avashni Moonasamy

University of Zululand, South Africa

Dr. Martha Tri Lestari

Telkom University, Indonesia

Assoc. Prof. Randy Jay C. Solis

University of the Philippines, Diliman Philippines

Dr. Azam Jan

Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan

Dr. Paz Hernandez Diaz

Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, India

Dr. Shazia Ismail Toor

University of the Punjab, India

Assoc. Prof. Noveena Chakravorty

School of Media and Communication Adamas University, India

Prof. Miral Sabry AlAshry

Prof. Miral Sabry AlAshry

The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Suwandi Sumartias

Public Relations Department-FIkom Unpad Indonesia

Dr Ramesh Kumar Sharma

Vivekananda Institute of professional studies, Delhi, India

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Khalifa

Minia University, Egypt

Dr. Roland Tolentino

University of the Philippines Film Institute Philippine

Dr. Abdulqader Alkharraz

Hodiedah University Yemen

Dr. Stenford Matenda

Dr. Stenford Matenda

Walter Sisulu University South Africa

Assist. Prof. Sangeeta Tripathi

University of Technology and Applied Sciences Salalah, Oman

Dr. Esra Cizmeci Ümit

Assoc. Prof. Esra Cizmeci Ümit

Yalova University
Yalova, Türkiye

Dr. Melanie Elizabeth Lourens

Dr. Melanie Elizabeth Lourens

Durban University of Technology Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr. Divyani Redhu

Dr. Divyani Redhu

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Rohini, Delhi, India

Prof. Hesham Mesbah

Prof. Hesham Mesbah

The Communication Department at Rollins College Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE) Orlando, Florida, United States

Scientific Committee Members

If you would like to be considered to serve on the Scientific Committee, please submit the Official Reviewer Application.

Be our Session Chair

Write to Ms. Kokila Hemakumara: with your short bio-data.

Administrative Committee

Conference Coordinator

Ms. Sathini Jayathma

Tel: +94 11 784 4554
Hotline: +94 70 155 1165

Speakers, Reviewers and Session Chairs

Ms. Kokila Hemakumara

Tel: +94 117 992 022


Ms. Sajini Shashikala

Tel: +94 117 992 022
Hotline: +94 71 560 7278

Partnerships, Sponsorships and Promotional Spaces

Ms. Chanika Gunathilake

Tel: +94 117 992 022
Hotline: + 94 70 330 9862

Country Coordinators

Dr. Ayu Helena
Ewell Mnelisi Xaba
Simeon Ogunlowo

#531/18, Kotte road, Pitakotte,
Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 117 992 022
Hotline: +94 765 733 737
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