Democracy in its real sense is a rule of people through representation. Transparency and accountability of mass media entrenches the democratic functions of a society. Only access to ‘accurate information’ ensures that citizens make informed decisions rather than making decisions out of ignorance. The very existence of media on the fundamental  right ‘freedom of expression’ includes   freedom to hold opinions without interference, freedom  to seek, freedom to receive and impart information and ideas by any media.
As the superfluous forces takes control of its key function in the society today, the very focus of the media need to be challenged at the on soot of ‘private and market  interests’ to ‘supporting better democratic transitions’. Over and above, media needs to be considered as part of the civil society arena. A meaningful media role for a better democratic society calls for deeper assessment of the present media reality and new models. At a time when the ushering of a new dispensation was accompanied by the complete surrender of a critical press, it becomes very important that we turn a spotlight on the role of the media.
This international media conference is a premier forum for media practitioners, scholars and teachers to present their research findings and make practical application in the field of media. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academicians, research scholars, media professionals, policy makers, and NGOs in their domain of interest around the globe.

Research papers are invited on the following topic

I)    Media practices – threats and challenges
                          Media ownership-private/ public
                          Media and human rights
                          Media and propaganda

II)   Issues and concerns in Media and Communication sector
                          Monitoring/assessment and regulations of media
                          Violations of media freedom
                               Media Laws
                               Ethical Issues -Earn News Vs. Paid news, Advertorial etc.

III)  Media business and strategies                

IV)  New trends in Media and Communication sector
                         Alternate media
                         Media representation – Women/ children/ minority/Dalit’s
                         New innovations in media
                         Development Communication
V)   Philosophy and theories of Media
                         Philosophy/theories of communication and democracy

VII) Technology and Democratization of information
          New media technologies
                        Online Journalism /social media


Abstracts should be submitted via email to indicate your proposed conference stream in the area of interest and specialization. Word limit-300

Please make sure that you send the manuscript in MS Word format 2011. Manuscript must be 1.5 spaced with 1-inch margins ‘Times New Roman with a Font size 12, black’. Follow APA style for referencing.
In the first page of the paper please provide Paper title, full name of the author(s) and full address (Institute’s address along with your designation and address of correspondence) along with the email address of the authors(s).
The abstract has to be followed by relevant key words, should not be more than 300 words.
Short biography of author/authors (100words)
All Correspondence through only e-mail:
For any query contact to: phone +91-7077704688
Visit our website for the details of the university, School of communications and the conference.
No TA/DA will be offered for the delegates. Tea/ coffee/ Lunch will be provided for all participants of the conference.

Important Dates
Last date of submission of Abstract 15th August, 2016
Acceptance of paper will be intimated by 25th August, 2016
Last date of submission of final paper 20th October, 2016
Review and acceptance intimation 30th October, 2016
Last date of registration 10th November, 2016

Publication of the papers

Selected papers will be published as book with ISBN number by the Xavier University Press, Bhubaneswar.

For more details visit website

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