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 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.
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
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
Multiculturalism, cultural studies, youth and gender communication
Media and corporate
Communication and Covid-19 pandemic
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