Digital technologies and the new media are changing democracy. By informing and empowering the citizens, the new media have made public discourse more dynamic and vibrant. Democratic values have gained a new momentum through the support of cyberspace. The arena of free speech has widened like never before.
Participation of the audience through the use of citizen journalism and alternative media channels has re-energized democratic values and beliefs. The World Wide Web is in the centre-stage of a great democratic discourse supported by a host of new media gadgets.
Indeed, the new media have opened a new phase to our democratic fabric and we are witnessing its reach and influence.
Keeping these developments in view, a two-day national seminar on “New Media and Indian Democracy” is proposed to be held on 25-26 January 2014.
The seminar aims to debate the impact of the new media in strengthening the democratic fabric of the nation.
We invite you to participate in the seminar and present your valuable ideas and thoughts in the form of papers and poster presentations. Please circulate this note among your colleagues.
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Dr.Sanjaykumar Malagatti Dr.A. S. Balasubramanya
Seminar Coordinator Chairman
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