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 University, Italy


Prof. Shannon A. Bowen

University of South Carolina, United States


Prof. Mohan Dutta

Massey University, New Zealand


Prof. Vilma Luoma-aho

University in Jyväskylä, Finland


Prof. Rosalind Gill

University of London, United Kingdom


Phillip Wd Martin

Massachusetts Broadcast Media, USA


Prof. Michele Sorice

LUISS University, Italy

Prof. Janet McCabe

PhD, Senior Lecture in Film and Television Studies Birbeck, University of London, UK

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