Monday, 21 January 2013

National Conference on Media and Women in Silchar

Dr. Payel Das has sent in the following announcement

National Conference on
Media and Women: Different Emerging Perspectives in the Way of Development

March 15 -16, 2013

Department of Mass Communication
Assam University Silchar, Assam
India- 788011
Conference Theme

Mass Media play a significant role for the development of women. Women are expected to play leading role in the process of development but without a conscious and committed position, we cannot expect any concrete contribution. Therefore, media has an  important role to play and to create awakening in women to achieve their potential as the prime movers of the change in the society. However, women are still deprived irrespective of their class, age, income or other social status. They are the victim of gender inequality and discrimination and often ignored in resource allocation and decision-making. On the other hand, people blame that media in India does not addresses serious issues about    exploitation and unequal treatment to the women in different spheres of the society. Media wields immense power in the democracy and carrying out a focused attention about women is indispensable. The subject ‘Women and Media’ in the context of development is quite relevant in the present day. This conference is aimed to provide a platform of discussion on their vital issues.

Sub Themes
  • Coverage of Gender Issues and Media
  • Status of Women in Media
  • Women Journalists and Electronic media.
  • Media and Women at Decision Making.
  • Media and Domestic Violence
  • Media and Human Rights
  • Media and Literacy
  • Media and Women Empowerment.
  • Media and Gender Discrimination.
  • Portrayal of Women in Media
  • Media and Feminist Perspectives.
  • ICT and its role in Women Empowerment (with Special reference to North East India). 
Submission of Abstract and Full Paper

Papers pertinent to the theme are invited.

The text typed in Times New Roman 12 point font size and 1.5 spacing, along with an  abstract not exceeding 300 words should be submitted on or  before 30th January 2013

The full paper along with the soft copy and hard copy should be sent on or before 20th February 2013

The paper should be in English.

The screening committee will review all   papers and selected papers will be published in a book format. The soft copy of the paper can be sent to the following emails:

Venue: Bipin Chandra Pal Auditorium, Assam University, Silchar.

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