Saturday, 28 January 2017

National Seminar in Calicut

Following from Dr. Muhammadali N.

University of Calicut, Kerala
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
UGC sponsored
National Seminar on
March 1 and 2,  2017

E.M.S Seminar Complex
University of Calicut
The role of mass media in respecting, protecting, fulfilling and educating human rights has been well recognized. However, equally, media have been severely criticized as an agency of human right violations. This dialectical performance of media as protectors of the rights as well as perpetrators of their violations triggers much debates in the contemporary socio-political context.
As the mirror of our society, media are entrusted with reflecting the stark realities of public life through objective reportage and unbiased positions. Successfully accomplishing this mission the mass media have played a crucial role in making our history creative and humane. However, while covering the truth, most often than not, news reporters face the dilemmas that lie at the heart of ethical choices, mostly in connection with human rights. There are many instances where reporters fail to defend the rights of citizens in their attempt to cover the news even though they do their best to follow the ethics. This may be due to their uncompromising commitment to the profession or to the larger interest of the society. In addition to this, the post truth socio political context emerged out of the proliferation of newer and newer digital media platforms and the related algorithmic interventions poses threats to the media in defending human rights.
With an objective of exploring the various aspects of this interplay between media and human rights, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calicut is organizing a two-day national seminar on ‘ Media and Human Rights’ on March 1 and 2, 2017.
The seminar will focus on the following three dimensions of the issue:
a)            Media as a defender of human rights
b)            Media as a violator of human rights
c)            Media as an educator of human rights

1              Media Laws, Ethics and Human Rights
2              Challenges of Reporting Human Rights Issues
3              Media as Human Rights Educator
4              Gender and Media: A Human Rights Perspective
5              Media and the Minorities: The Question of Rights
6              Digital Media and Human Rights

1. The abstract not exceeding 300 words should mention clearly following:
a)      Title of the paper
b)      Name/s of the Author/s
c)       Institutional Address and affiliation
d)      Email ID
e)      Objectives of the study
f)       Methodology
g)      Expected Outcome
h)      Keywords
2. Format in MS Word (Font: Times New Roman (Font Size 12) with double line spacing 
3. The abstracts should be sent to directly with Subject line: [Title of the Paper – Sub theme – Name of First Author]
Submission of Abstracts                                :                               February 13, 2017                           
Intimation of Acceptance             :                               February 15, 2017
Submission of Full paper               :                               February 25, 2017
Registration Fee                               :                               Academicians                                                    Rs. 1000
                                                                                                Research Scholars and Students                                Rs. 500
Registration fee covers conference kit, abstract book and lunch coupons.
Selected papers will be published in conference proceedings with ISBN
Accommodation and Transportation
All delegates will be accommodated on the campus guest house on first come first serve basis. The campus is well connected with bus, train and flight facilities.

Dr. Sucheta Nair
Associate Professor, Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Calicut

Dr. Muhammadali N
Head, Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Calicut

Established in 1968, University of Calicut (UoC) is the largest University in Kerala with 200 plus academic programmes and 450 affiliated colleges and 3.5 lakh students enrolledevery year. On its main campus, the University runs 35 teaching and research departments and a number of externally funded advanced centers for research and studies.

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calicut was started in 1978. The Department offers Masters, MPhil and PhD programmesin Mass Communication and Journalism. The curriculum covers theoretical and practical dimensions of print, broadcast and online media integratinglatest trends in media. The Department is equipped with advanced multimedia production facilities, digitized library and networked knowledge repositories. Tie ups of the department with industry majors ensure professional training and placement for students.

Dr. Muhammadali N, Coordinator
National Seminar on Media and Human Rights
Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Calicut 673635, Kerala, India
Mobile  :               09961566725
Office    :               04942407385
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