Call for Papers – Roles of Media during Political Crisis An International Conference

Convened by Asian Mass Communication Studies and Research Centre (AMSAR), Faculty of Communication Arts, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT)

Confrence Date/ Location:  Bangkok, May 20, 2009

For decades countries in Southeast Asian Region have been through number of crisis, political, financial and terrorism to name some. Every time a crisis occurs media has played crucial roles in stimulating, lightening or worsening the situation.
Reciprocally, the crisis itself affects the media to a great deal in terms of content, format, and structure. The obvious examples are the emergence of free media like Malaysiakini of Malaysia and ASTV of Thailand. Adding to that the information during the crisis always affects the image of the countries and her people attitudes.


ASIAN Mass Communication Studies and Research Centre (AMSAR), Faculty of Communication Arts, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce in association with The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) are organising an international conference entitled “Media in Crisis”, to be held on 20 May 2009. The conference is organised in conjunction with AMSAR’s 7th Anniversary, with a focus on the roles of media during the fusion of crisis, particularly in Southeast Asia. We are also interested in the historic as well as current aspects. The conference aims to provide a stage for international scholars to exchange their views and develop the knowledge on the contribution of Southeast Asian Media. The conference will also seek to stimulate further debates on the topic. Theme Conference invites for panels or papers on issues in Southeast ASEAN Media during the Political Crisis.

Abstracts are now invited on these and related topics.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Ms.Mana Kuntaraporn at mana_jay@hotmail.com, by 15 March 2009.

Persons whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference will be notified by early April 2009.

A preliminary conference program and further details including registration and accommodation will also be posted on the AMSAR website in April 2009. (See http://utcc2.utcc.ac.th/amsar/about/home.htm)

AMSAR conference is being held on a limited budget and we regret that no funds are available for scholarships. Publication: Around 12 papers will be selected for inclusion in the publication of AMSAR 1st e-journal to be launched in 2009.

Contact details:
Dr.Oradol Kaewprasert
Faculty of Communication Arts,
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Dindang, Bangkok, 10400
Tel. ++66-02-697-6631
Fax ++66-02-275-2210
e-mail: oradol@gmail.com

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