Special Workshop 01

“Communicating Diversity (People with disabilities, migrants, the poor)”

The workshop aims to present and discuss the communication of diversity with particular reference to narratives and representations in digital media and perceptions of people with disabilities, migrants and refugees and people with mental health problems.

Date: 5th May 2022 

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM IST

Duration: 1 Hour

Prof. Andrea Volterrani

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

Prof. Gaia Peruzzi

Sociology of Cultural Processes & Communication
Sapienza University of Rome

Prof. Marco BRUNO

Department of Communication and Social Research
Sapienza University of Rome

Special Workshop 02

“Digital Journalism Under the Shadow of Industry 4.0”

The most important benefit that digitalization brought into journalism is its creation of new avenues for “watchdog reporting,” which ensures the sustainability of democracy for citizens. Journalism is now married to digitalization, but for this marriage to prosper in a healthy fashion, those who create news stories have to be increasingly more careful regarding the trustworthiness of their sources and information.

New media is viewed as an alternative to traditional media outlets that prevailing powers wish to keep under control; however, the fact that the question “Would you like to share with us which hotel you stayed in last night?” remained unanswered when the American Senate asked it of Mark Zuckerberg showcases the truth of the monopoly of digitalization. This is where the individual’s awareness must interfere.

People can only grow into informed citizens with high awareness if a wholistic education is available to them within their culture. We can affirm that technology is developing and allowing a much quicker spread of information among communities, however, we cannot say for certain that it has brought prosperity into our lives or eradicated environmental disasters.”   

Date: 5th May 2022 

Time: 2:00 PM – 3.00 PM IST

Duration: 1 Hour

Dr. Tulay Atay

Co-founder of the Centre for Women’s Studies of Mustafa Kemal University

Special Workshop 03

“How 5G combined with A.I. will transform our world”

The Global IOT, Internet of Things has radically changed the world.  Even more disruptive changes are on the horizon regardless of geography, socio-economic status, business types and politics.  While 5-G is unfolding and being integrated into many developed and less developed nations, in less than 10-years there will be challenges posed by the commercial roll-outs of 6-G.   The infrastructure of IOT will become ubiquitous when Artificial Intelligence systems are embedded with advanced wireless, like 5-G and eventually 6-G.  Less developed nations may benefit from combining wireless and A.I., while at the same time the less developed nations may still trail in the applications of the latest, most sophisticated wireless and A.I. systems. 

Communications along with news and information distribution will evolve as quickly as the technologies supporting them. The globe digital divide may expand as A.I. and wireless become common components in industry, medicine, communications and education. The workshop will discuss about how 5G combined with A.I. will transform our world with an overview to the above aspects.

Date: 7th May 2022

Time: 06:00 PM – 07.00 PM

Duration: 1 Hour

Prof. Benjamin A. Davis

Broadcast & Digital Journalism California State University, Northridge

Special Workshop 04

“Political Communication Workshop”

This workshop is focused on highlighting use of digital media for political communications. It will cover digital media used in oldest and largest democratic countries like the USA & India.  Idea of this workshop is to senstatise media scholars about the framework of research and possibilities to studies in this domain. 

Date: 6th May  2022

Time: 3:00 PM – 4.00 PM IST

Duration: 1 Hour

Prof. Manish Verma

Vice President
University College of Bahrain (UCB)

Special Workshop 05

“Media Sustainability in a Pandemic World”

Media Sustainability in a Pandemic World, is the MEDCOM’s workshop, which emphasizes that media industry needs financial models, as well as enabling socio-political and cultural environments that help media organizations to be able to keep fulfilling its diverse roles, which appear evermore important during times of COVID-19. Hence, this workshop invites participants that offer insights and contribute recommendations into media sustainability during pandemic from various perspectives, such as (but not limited to):

  • Context-specific challenges for sustainable operation of media organizations;
  • Business models aiding media sustainability during pandemic; 
  • Political, legal, social or economic restrictions affecting journalists’ access to information and the public’s right to know; 
  • Misinformation/disinformation, threats to media credibility and issues of public’s trust; 
  • The role of media literacy during the pandemic; 
  • Journalists’ education and training to operate in a pandemic world; 
  • Pandemic driven transformations in newsrooms and journalistic practices; 
  • Evolving patterns of news consumption and audiences’ attitudes and preferences amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 7th May 2022

Time: 2:30 PM – 3.30 PM IST

Duration: 1 Hour

Dr. Sadia Jamil

Country Representative
Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)

Publication Workshop

“Getting Published: A Workshop”

This workshop provides tips and advice on publishing scholarly research.  Included is advice on: writing research articles, dimensions and benefits of publishing in an academic journal, types of academic articles, how to structure or organize a journal article, how to identify and select a journal, how to submit a research article, and ethics of publication.

Date: 6th May 2022

Time: 7:00 PM – 8.00 PM IST

Duration: 1 Hour

Prof. John V. Pavlik

Department of Journalism and Media Studies, School of Comm. and Information, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey