MEDCOM 2020+1

The Success Story of
the 6th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication
(MEDCOM 2020+1)

The 6th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication was held on 17th – 19th June 2021 in Virtual Platform under the theme of “Communication, Digital Media, and Future: New scenarios and Future Changes”.

The conference
was organized by the International Institute for Knowledge Management
(TIIKM), together with the University of Cagliari, Italy, University
Hospital of Cagliari, Italy, University Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy, Faculty of
Communication and Media Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA , Malaysia, Xiamen
University, Malaysia as the Hosting Partners and the St. Kliment
Ochridsky Sofia University, Bulgaria, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta,
Indonesia, RUDN University, Moscow,Russia, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand,
University of Zululand,South Africa as the Academic Partners and Fondazione
di Sardegna, Italy,News Talk Text,
Belgium as
Strategic Partners.

With over 100+ participants
representing 25+ countries, MEDCOM 2020+1 welcomed Local and International
Industry Experts, Researchers, Practitioners, International educational
institutions, Organizations and Civil society to this great knowledge sharing
platform. The Conference was chaired by Prof. Andrea Volterrani, Prof.
Elisabetta Gola, Dr. Fabrizio Meloni and Prof. Chris Fenner.

The conference represented an
important opportunity for academics, structured and independent researchers,
artists and professionals who revolve around the world of communication and
media. Communication professionals, scholars, researchers are involved. It was
a very important event for all professionals in the sector: from public
administration to publishing, to corporate communication, to social networks.

Inauguration
Ceremony
Inauguration
Ceremony was Opened with authorities, Chairs, Organizers and Scientific
Committee. Objectives and themes of the conference were Presented by Prof.
Andrea Volterrani,
Prof. Elisabetta Gola and Dr. Fabrizio Meloni.

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Andrea Volterrani

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Prof. Elisabetta Gola
University of CagliariItaly

Dr. Fabrizio Meloni
University Hospital of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Prof. Chris Fenner
University of West FloridaUSA

Key Speakers

Mario Pireddu

Tuscia UniversityItaly

Prof. Shannon A. Bowen
University of South CarolinaUnited States

Prof. Mohan Dutta
Massey UniversityNew Zealand

Prof. Vilma Luoma-aho
University in JyväskyläFinland

Prof. Rosalind Gill
University of LondonUnited Kingdom

Phillip Wd Martin
Massachusetts Broadcast MediaUSA

Prof. Michele Sorice
LUISS UniversityItaly

Prof. Janet McCabe
PhD, Senior Lecture in Film and Television StudiesBirbeck, University of LondonUK

Participants
from more than 25+ Countries 
MEDCOM 2020+1 consisted of over 100+ Participants from 25+ Countries
around the world, including Bangladesh, United Kingdom, United States, China,
Bulgaria, Egypt, Indonesia, India, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nepal,
Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Technical
Sessions
MEDCOM 2020+1 comprised
of Eleven (11) Technical Sessions. The Technical Sessions were under the below
themes:


Social media:
impact, future, issues 


Theory of
language and communication


Public sector
communication 


Politics, ethics
and communication 


Health
communication, emergency and environmental studies


Journalism 


Multiculturalism,
cultural studies, youth and gender communication


Media Education 


Media and
corporate


Screen cultures 


Communication and
Covid-19 pandemic