Conferences & Talks

Through public speaking we seek to promote a greater understanding of the media’s role in democratisation. Stay up-to-date with our team members’ talks and conference presentations:

2016

DW Akademie Media Dialogue: Public Service Media in Latin America and Germany – Mexico City (Mexiko)

21-24 Nov 2016
Barbara Thomass acts as an expert to exchange about public participation in Public Service Broadcasting.  (see video and pictures)

ECREA 2016 – Prague (Czech Republic)

10 Nov 2016
9:00 – 10:30| Panel: Representation, Minorities and Identity Politics

Giorgia Aiello, Katy Parry, Aleksandra Krstic: “PROTEST AND VISIBILITY IN TIMES OF DEMOCRATISATION: A VISUAL FRAMING ANALYSIS OF THE 2010 BELGRADE PRIDE PARADE’S TELEVISION COVERAGE” (see abstract)

12 Nov 2016
11:00 – 12:30| Panel: Power and the contestation of the past: memories, legacies and strategic narratives in international perspective (see panel summary)

Aleksandra Krstic (with Ana Milojevic): “THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE PROCESSES: THE CASE OF SERBIA” (see abstract)

Judith Lohner, Sandra Banjac, Irene Neverla: “CONTESTING OR CARRYING ON THE PAST? (DIS-)CONTINUITIES OF JOURNALISTIC ROLES, PRACTICES AND ETHICS FROM AUTOCRACY TO DEMOCRACY” (see abstract)

FoME Symposium 2016 “Observer, Agitator, Target: Media and Media Assistance in Fragile Contexts” – Berlin (Germany)

3rd Nov 2016
9:15 – 10:15| Keynote by Katrin Voltmer

4th Nov 2016
13:30 – 15:00| Panel: Facing ethical dilemmas: Journalists and media development actors in conflict societies
Speakers: Ines Drefs, Gamal Soltan

EURO-ARAB Workshop 2016 – Brussels (Belgium)

19 Oct 2016
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 | Workshop on Media and Crisis
Barbara Thomass: “THE ROLE OF MEDIA AND JOURNALIST IN CRISIS SITUATIONS”

Second annual conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics – Oxford (UK)

30th Sep 2016
9:00 – 10:30| Keynote by Katrin Voltmer

Serbian Political Science Association Annual Conference – Belgrade (Serbia)

24 Sep 2016

Time: 15:00 – 16:45| Panel: Contemporary Balkans: From illiberal democracy to hybrid regimes

Nebojša Vladisavljević: “TWILIGHT OF DELEGATIVE DEMOCRACY? AUTHORITARIAN MANIPULATION AND RESISTANCE IN SERBIA AND THE BALKANS”

25 Sep 2016

Time: 10:00 – 11:45 | Panel: Press freedom in Serbia and the region

Aleksandra Krstić (with Ana Milojević): “MEDIA DEMOCRATISATION IN SERBIA: ETHICAL CONSIDERATION OF NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES”

World Forum for Media Development – Jakarta (Indonesia)

22 Sep 2016
10:30 – 12:00| Panel: Funding trends
Ines Drefs: “SUPPORTING JOURNALISM IN CONFLICT SOCIETIES”

ECR Workshop 2016 “Media and Conflict: International Perspectives” – Leeds (UK)

6 September 2016

Time: 10:00 – 11:30| Panel: The mobilisation of identity

Nino Abzianidze: “NATIONALIST DISCOURSE AS A NETWORK: ANALYSING THE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF NATIONALIST APPEALS IN GEORGIAN PRINT MEDIA”

Time: 12:00 – 13:00| Panel: Media representations of conflict

Aleksandra Krstic: “TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE PROCESS IN SERBIA: THE ISSUE OF MEDIA BIAS”

Time: 16:00 – 17:30| Panel: New approaches to studying the media’s role in conflict

Heather Ford and Walid Al–Saqaf: “FRAMESNATCHING: HOW TWITTER CONVERSATIONS ARE SHAPING POLITICAL CONFLICT IN EMERGING DEMOCRACIES”

IAMCR 2016 – Leicester (UK)

30 July 2016

Time: 9:00 – 10:30| Panel: Transnational Patterns, Flows and Identities

Barbara Thomass, Ines Drefs: “FROM PARACHUTE TRAINING TO MEDIA ECOLOGIES – CONCEPTUAL CHANGES IN MEDIA DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION” (see presentation)

Time: 11:00 – 12:30 | Panel: Reloading Metaphor and Memory in Journalism

Judith Lohner, Sandra Banjac, Irene Neverla: “BETWEEN NOSTALGIA AND ‘BITTER-SWEET REALITY’? THE AUTOCRATIC PAST AS REFERENCE POINT OF JOURNALISTS IN TRANSITIONAL SOCIETIES”

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 | Panel: African media, development and democracy

Tanja Bosch, Herman Wasserman, Wallace Chuma: “DIGITAL MEDIA, DEMOCRACY AND CONFLICT: SOUTH AFRICAN ACTIVIST PERSPECTIVES” (see presentation)

24th World Congress of Political Science – Poznań (Poland)

25 July 2016
9:00 – 10:45 | Panel: Framing Democratization: Media and Contentious Politics in Democratizing States

Irene Neverla, Judith Lohner, Sandra Banjac: “CONSTRUCTIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE? JOURNALISTIC WORK PRACTICES AND ETHICS IN DEMOCRATIZATION CONFLICTS”

Katrin Voltmer, Hendrik Kraetzschmar, Nebojsa Vladisavljevic: “DEMOCRATIZATION AS DISCURSIVE ACTION: INTERPRETATIONS OF DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT, SERBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA” (see presentation)

Marco Pinfari, Yosra El Gendi: “ESCAPING THE HIERARCHY TRAP? COPTIC MOBILIZATION AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN EGYPT”

Wallace Chuma, Herman Wasserman, Tanja Bosch: “SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATIVE STRATEGIES IN DEMOCRATIZATION CONFLICTS IN SOUTH AFRICA”

27 July 2016
15:30 – 17:15 | Panel: Media, Conflict and Polarized Politics

Barbara Thomass, Ines Drefs: “DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION IN CONFLICT SOCIETIES: THE ROLE OF MEDIA ASSISTANCE ORGANISATIONS” (see presentation)

Gianluca Iazzolino, Nicole Stremlau: “MEDIA AND POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY: THE SOMALI CONFLICT IN KENYA”

Gamal Soltan: “MEDIA WARS: STATE-SPONSORED MEDIA AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN THE ARAB WORLD”

Ana Stojiljkovic, Jovica Pavlovic: “PRESSING THE INDEPENDENT BODIES: TROLLING THE SERBIAN OMBUDSMAN”

“European impacts on the development of the media systems in Central- and Eastern Europe” – Budapest (Hungary)

20 June, 2016
15:50
Barbara Thomass: “ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MEDIA TRANSFORMATION AFTER 1989/1990”

ECPR 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union – Trento (Italy)

18 June, 2016
9:00 | Panel: P051
Aleksandra Krstic: “THE EU AS VALUABLE MEDIATOR OR BLACKMAILING FORCE: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES OF THE EU REPRESENTATION IN THE SERBIAN MEDIA COVERAGE” (see abstract)

ICA Preconference “Populism in, by, and Against the Media” – Fukuoka (Japan)

9 June, 2016
Time: tba | Panel: 4
Lone Sorensen: “POPULISM AGAINST AND BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL MEDIA” (see abstract)

“The Future of Public Service Media in the Western Balkans: Never-Ending Transition?” – Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

19 May, 2016
13:00 – 15:00 | Panel Session II: “PSB and Funding”
Davor Marko: “THE FUNDING MODEL OF PSB IN CROATIA”

16:45 – 17:15 | Round Up
Barbara Thomass: “IN THE MOOD FOR INNOVATION: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS OF PSB IN THE WESTERN BALKANS”

“Union Stiftung lecture series” – Saarbrücken (Germany)

11 May, 2016
18:30
Barbara Thomass: “MEDIA ON THE CHAIN – DO POLITICS AND ECONOMICS LIMIT MEDIA FREEDOM?”

UNESCO Research Conference on Safety of Journalists – Helsinki (Finland)

3 May, 2016
14:00 – 15:45 | Paper Session: 1
Judith Lohner, Sandra Banjac: “`THERE IS NO STORY THAT IS BIGGER THAN YOUR LIFE´
SAFETY CHALLENGES OF JOURNALISTS REPORTING ON DEMOCRATISATION CONFLICTS – EMPIRICAL FINDINGS FROM A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY IN EGYPT, KENYA, SERBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA”

Workshop: Journalistic Education in South East Europe – Chișinău 2016 (Moldova)

Thu, 21 Apr
Barbara Thomass acts as a commentator in a workshop organised by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Media Program South East Europe. The goal of the workshop is to produce a textbook on journalistic education in South East Europe.

RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016 – San Francisco (USA)

30 March – April 1, 2016
Walid Al-Saqaf acts as a speaker in the sessions:
“GOVERNMENTS STIFLING INNOVATION: THE IMPACT OF INTERNET FREEDOM ON TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
“THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN HUMAN RIGHTS AND TECHNOLOGY: POLICIES AND REGULATIONS IN THE MENA AND LATIN AMERICA REGIONS”
“BRAINSTORMING SOLUTIONS TO INCREASE THE IMPACT OF CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE IN THE MENA REGION?”

Political Studies Association 66th Annual International Conference – Brighton (UK)

Wed, 23 Mar
9:00 – 10:30 | Panel: Media, democracy, identity
Katrin Voltmer: “JOURNALISTS AND DEMOCRATIC TRANSITIONS: CHALLENGING WESTERN MODELS OF POLITICS AND MEDIA IN SOUTH AFRICA” (See presentation)

UNESCO expert meeting – Amman (Jordan)

24 – 25 Feb, 2016
Walid Al-Saqaf participates in roundtable discussions around the situation of the media in Yemen.

Data-Driven Innovation Week – Cairo (Egypt)

Mon, 22 Feb
9:15 – 10:30 | Panel: Data-Driven Innovation in the MENA Region: The Supply Side
Walid Al-Saqaf acts as a panel moderator.

Nordic ICT4D Fair – Kista (Sweden)

18 Feb, 2016
10:00 | Workshop
Walid Al-Saqaf, Christian Christiansen: “ICTS AND DEMOCRACY: PRESENTING A TWITTER PLATFORM FOR MAPPING AND DATA”

2015

Arab Internet Goverance Forum 2015 – Beirut (Lebanon)

17-18 Dec, 2015
Walid Al-Saqaf acts as a panelists in the following workshops:
“THE CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING INTERNET POLICIES IN MENA”
“HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGISLATION IMPACTING INTERNET USERS IN THE MENA REGION”
“DATA FLOW AND GOVERNANCE FOR REDUCING CROSS BORDER TRADE RESISTANCE”

47th Annual ASEEES Convention – Philadelphia (USA)

Sat, 21 Nov
13:45 – 15:30 | Panel: The Quality of Democracy in the Balkans
Nebojsa Vladisavljevic: “MEDIA AND THE QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY IN SERBIA AFTER MILOŠEVIĆ”

Pub Talk: Science After Work – Bochum (Germany)

Tue, 17 Nov
18:30 |Barbara Thomass: “THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN CONFLICTS” (See pictures)

Workshop: Media, elections and conflicts in Africa – Oxford 2015 (UK)

Mon, 16 Nov
Nicole Stremlau offers a joint workshop with INFOCORE colleagues from Université libre de Bruxelles. The workshop gathers researchers working on the interaction between media and politics in Africa. It builds bridges between Francophone and Anglophone researchers exploring the role of the media in different cultural regions of the African continent. (Contact: Marie Fierens)

Conference “Populism in Macedonia and Serbia” – Skopje (Macedonia)

Fri, 13 Nov – Sun, 15 Nov
Aleksandra Krstić (with: Ana Milojevic): “POPULIST DISCOURSE IN ELECTORAL TV DEBATES IN SERBIA”

Nebojsa Vladisavljevic: “POPULIST RULERS, CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRATISATION: FROM MILOSEVIC TO THE CONTEMPORARY BALKANS”

PSA Media and Politics Group Annual Conference – Chester 2015 (UK)

Thu, 5 Nov
15:30 – 17:00 | Aleksandra Krstić, Katy Parry, Giorgia Aiello: “PRIDE, PROTEST AND PERFORMANCE: PICTURING THE PRIDE PARADE ON SERBIAN TELEVISION” (See abstract)

Fri, 6 Nov
13:00 – 14:30 | Lone Sorensen: “POPULISTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: DEMOCRACY FOR WHOM?” (See abstract)

Serbian Association of Political Science Annual Conference – Belgrade 2015 (SRB)

Sat, 26 Sep – Sun, 27 Sep
Nebojsa Vladisavljevic: “MEDIA AND THE QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY IN SERBIA AFTER MILOSEVIC”

International Journal of Press/Politics Conference – Oxford 2015 (UK)

Thu, 17 Sep
13:00 – 14:30 | Panel 2a: Contentious Politics and Media Audiences in Transitional Societies (I)
Katrin Voltmer and Hendrik Kraetzschmar: “CONTESTED TRANSITIONS: JOURNALISTIC INTERPRETATIONS OF DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT AND SOUTH AFRICA” (See abstract and presentation)

16:30 – 18:00 | Panel 3b: Journalists, News Media, and the State (I)
Aleksandra Krstić (with Ana Milojević): “RELATIONS BETWEEN POLITICAL ACTORS AND JOURNALISTS: MEDIA INSTRUMENTALIZATION IN SERBIA” (See abstract )

Fri, 18 Sep
10:45 – 12:15 | Panel 5b: Media Freedom, Professionalism, and Accountability
Charlotte Elliott: “NEGOTIATING TOLERANCE: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, SECULARISM, AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL COMMUNICATION” (See abstract)

Internet Policy in the MENA Region: Research Methods for Advocates – Istanbul (Turkey)

Tue, 1 Sep – Fri, 4 Sep
Workshop attended by Walid Al-Saqaf

IAMCR 2015 (Montreal, Canada)

Mon, 13 July
16:00 – 17:30 | Session: “Media in Democratisation Conflicts: Dousing the Fires or Fanning the Flames”

Judith Lohner and Sandra Banjac |”CONSTRUCTIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE? JOURNALISTIC WORK PRACTICES AND ETHICS IN DEMOCRATISATION CONFLICTS” (see presentation)

Barbara Thomass: “THE ROLE OF MEDIA ASSISTANCE ORGANISATIONS IN CONFLICT AND DEMOCRATISATION” (see presentation)

Herman Wasserman, Tanja Bosch and Wallace Chuma: “SOUTH AFRICAN PRINT MEDIA COVERAGE OF SERVICE DELIVERY PROTESTS: A CONTENT ANALYSIS” (see presentation)

European Conference on African Studies – Paris (France)

Wed, 8 July
14:00 – 15:30 | Panel 146: “Economics of Statelessness: Business and State Formation in the Somali Territories”
Nicole Stremlau: “MOBILE MONEY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SOMALILAND” (See abstract)

Innovative Media for Change: Opportunities and Challenges of Media Cooperation in Transitional Justice – Oxford (UK)

Tue, 23 June
13:45 – 15:30 | Panel 6
Nicole Stremlau: “MEDIA IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES: FACILITATORS OR SPOILERS OF JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY?” (See programme)

Media and Politics: Discourses, Cultures, and Practices – Milan 2015 (Italy)

Thu, 28 May
11:00 – 11:30 | Session: “Conflicts”
Aleksandra Krstic: `“THE BALKANS’ BUTCHER” AND “DIGNIFIED HERO”: THE SERBIAN MEDIA COVERAGE OF SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC’S ARREST AND EXTRADITION TO THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL´(See abstract)

The International Conference on Social Media For Good – Istanbul 2015 (Turkey)

Fri, 15 May
14:00 – 15:30 | Session: “e-Philanthropy”
Yosra El Gendi: “SOCIAL MEDIA, SOCIAL CAPITAL AND PHILANTHROPIC GROUPS IN EGYPT”

PSA 65th Annual International Conference – Sheffield 2015 (UK)

Wed, 1 April
13:30 – 15:00  | Panel: “Media and Politics”
Nicole Stremlau, Nebojša Vladisavljević, and Katrin Voltmer: “TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE AS THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE: MEDIA AND CONTESTED VALUES IN KENYA AND SERBIA”

ISA’s 56th Annual Convention – New Orleans 2015 (USA)

Sat, 21 Feb
16:00 – 17:45 | Panel: “Human Security and Securitization of Difference”
Filip Ejdus (with Mina Pejic): “HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SECURITISATION OF SERBIA’S PRIDE PARADES”

COST Early Stage Researchers Think Tank – Zurich 2015 (Switzerland)

Tue, 27 Jan
12:00 – 12:30 | Theme: “New Perspectives on Populist Political Communication”
Ana Stojiljkovic: “CELEBRITIES AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS: POPULISM AND FORMS OF ATTACHMENT” (See abstract)

Wed, 28 Jan
11:00 – 12:30 | Theme: “New Perspectives on Populist Political Communication”
Lone Sorensen: “HOW POPULISTS COMMUNICATE: A DEMOCRATIC PARADOX”

2014

ECREA 2014 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Thu, 13 Nov
11:15 – 12:45 | Session: “Communication and Democracy (B) – Communication, Minorities and Human Rights”
Charlotte Elliott: “HATE SPEECH IN DENMARK: FREE SPEECH, MULTICULTURALISM, AND PERPETUATING THE ISLAMIC ‘OTHER'”

14:30 – 16:00 | Session: “Communication and Democracy (A) – Regimes of Social Media Protest
Christian Christensen: “PUSHING COMMERCIAL SOCIAL MEDIA AS TECHNOLOGIES OF LIBERATION?”

14:30 – 16:00 | Session: “Science and Environment Communication – Climate change communication and public engagement”
Irene Neverla: “JUMPING FROM CLIMATE SUMMIT TO CLEAN POWER? THE DYNAMICS OF ATTENTION AND ISSUES REGARDING CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION IN DIFFERENT DIGITAL COMMUNICATION ARENAS”

Fri, 14 Nov
09:15 – 10:45 | Session: “Communication and Democracy (A) – (New) Media: Fifth Estate, Watchdogs, Surveillance and Control”
Christian Christensen: “WIKILEAKS AND ANONYMOUS: FILLING THE INFORMATION VOID”

16:30 – 18:00 | Session: “Journalism Studies (B) – Advancing Theory and Research on the Role of Journalism in War and Conflict”
Nebojša Vladisavljević: “AUTHORITARIAN LEGACY AND MEDIA FRAMING OF DEMOCRATISATION CONFLICTS IN SERBIA AFTER MILOSEVIĆ”

Katrin Voltmer, Katy Parry, Hendrik Kraetzschmar: “COMMUNICATING DEMOCRATISATION CONFLICTS: THE DYNAMICS OF INTERESTS, IDENTITIES AND VALUES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE” (See presentation)

18:30 – 19:45 | Session: “Journalism Studies (A) – Visual journalism, big data, and editorial design”
Antje Glück: “EMOTIONAL FRAMES IN NEWS JOURNALISM: A SUSTAINABLE CONCEPT FOR VISUAL FRAMING RESEARCH?”

Sat, 15 Nov
8:30 – 10:00 | Session: “Communication and Democracy (A) – Journalism and Democracy”
Ines Drefs: “DEMOCRATIC RELEVANCE OF JOURNALISM IN THE SOCIAL WEB: JOURNALISTIC HANDLING OF USER COMMUNICATION”

Cambridge Review of International Affairs – Speaker Series 2014

Thu, 23 Oct
16:30 – 18:30
Katrin Voltmer: “THE MEDIA IN TRANSITIONAL DEMOCRACIES”