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[Commlist] CfP: Com­mu­nic­a­tion Rights in the Digital Age_conference and special journal issue

Wed Apr 24 10:00:04 GMT 2019

Com­mu­nic­a­tion Rights in the Digital Age

International Conference organized by the Helsinki Media Policy Research Group, the University of Helsinki, the ECREA Communication Law and Policy Section and the Euromedia Research Group, and supported by the IAMCR Communication Policy & Technology Section.

24–25 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland

Conference presenters will be invited to submit to a special issue of the Journal of Information Policy, ( <>).

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2019.

The rights-based perspective on ethical and political questions presented by the new digital media has recently regained attention in academic and political debates. Due to the importance of communication rights to societies and democracy, it is imperative to understand how those rights are defined, manifested, regulated, and monitored today. The realization of communication rights is further shaped by economic, political and socio-cultural situations. What do we know about these contexts? How can we accumulate a better conceptual and empirical understanding of communication rights? This conference will address the interplay of national and global, universal and specific, characteristics of communication rights.

We are interested in analyses of different definitions of communication rights; of policy and other actors defining these rights in national and international contexts; and of current core issues or cases that pertain to communication rights. We welcome conceptual and theoretical interventions as well as empirical approaches.

Presenters at the conference will be invited to submit their completed papers for review by the Journal of Information Policy ( <>). Now in its 9th year, the JIP brings contemporary scholarly research and analysis of significant information policy issues to the attention of policymakers in a timely fashion via an online format. The JIP is a publication of the Institute for Information Policy at the Pennsylvania State University. The JIP is an open-access journal accessible on the JSTOR platform. Published works in the JIP are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution, which means that all content is freely available immediately upon publication without charge to the user or his/her institution.

Please see the detailed call for papers:

Key­note speaker:
Philip M. Napoli, James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, United States.

Conference sub­mis­sion:
Please submit your proposal of max. 500 words, including your affiliation and contact information, by 15 May 2019 to (minna.aslama /at/ <mailto:(minna.aslama /at/>. You will receive notification of acceptance by 15 June 2019.

Re­gis­tra­tion and fee:
Registration will be open 15 June through 15 October.
Registration fee: €100
Reduced student fee: €40

For more information and inquiries, please contact (minna.aslama /at/ <mailto:(minna.aslama /at/> and (irina.khaldarova /at/ <mailto:(irina.khaldarova /at/>.

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