Cross-border Journalism and Human Dignity. The 2017 International Forum for Communication Law and Ethics – FIÉDI 2017
|Date and Time:||July 15th, 2017, 09.00 to 18.00|
The International Forum for Communication Law and Ethics will celebrate its 2017 edition as an IAMCR pre-conference (after successful experiences in 2015 and 2016) organized together with IAMCR’s Law Section. Under the title “Cross-border Journalism and Human Dignity” the pre-conference seeks proposals that explore the role of communication law and ethics in the protection of human dignity, particularly in relation to information activities in cross-border settings, both in neighboring countries as well as countries and organizations with influence in the internal affairs of other nations. The best works presented at the conference will be part of a conference eBook published through Complutense University’s E-Prints Complutense.
Call for Proposal
IAMCR’s Law Section, the International Forum on Communication Law and Ethics (FIÉDI) and Colombia’s Universidad de la Sabana invite all academics interested in Communication Law and Ethics to submit proposals for the IAMCR 2017 pre-conference: Cross-Border Journalism and Human Dignity that will take place as part of IAMCR 2017 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on July 15, 2017. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017.
Under the theme of this pre-conference we seek to explore and encourage the presentation of abstracts for works that deal with anything related to the role of Communication Law and Ethics in the protection of human dignity, particularly in relation to journalism activity in a cross-border setting, between neighboring countries or countries that influence the internal affairs of other nations.
For example, and without excluding any other topic related to Communication Law and Ethics, we seek proposals that explore topics such as coverage of migration and refugee crises and other displaced collectives and migrant rights. Also, peace processes like the one in and by extension the analysis of topics such as citizen participation, referendums and political campaigns with consequences that go beyond national borders such as Brexit in the UK or the most recent United States election. Also issues related to tech companies, media, and the use of both technology and media by governments when those issues go beyond the borders of their countries of origin and other problems related to technology like drones and human dignity, the need to protect the privacy of citizens even beyond the borders of a country, the effects of algorithms in democratic life in one or more countries or the relations between media, technology and migrant rights, the distribution of news over social networks and the role and influence of the distribution of propaganda and so called fake news in electoral processes that have implications that go beyond national borders, hacking intrusion in electoral processes, etc.
We also welcome the submission of proposals of any other topic that may be related to Communication Law and Ethics, from any theoretical or methodological approach, as long as it is relevant.
The fact that IAMCR will be celebrated in a Spanish-speaking country is an excellent opportunity for the International Forum of Communication Law and Ethics (FIÉDI) to reconnect with its origins as the new iteration of the CIÉDI conferences, very well known in Spain and Latin America. For this edition, we wish to extent a very special invitation to all those professors and academics that have taken part in previous editions celebrated in countries like Spain, Mexico or Chile. This is a great opportunity to present your work as well as reconnecting with friends and colleagues that were also present in previous editions. We also wish to encourage young and emerging scholars to participate in this pre-conference.
The pre-conference follows the steps of the 11th CIÉDI, held as an IAMCR pre-conference in Montreal, Canada in 2015 and that paved the way for the first FIÉDI, held as an IAMCR pre-conference in the summer of 2016 in Leicester, UK. In total, the Board of Directors of these international conferences has been organizing them for over 13 years. The President of the Board is Dr. Ignacio Bel, from Spain, joined by Dr. Loreto Corredoira, also from Spain and Dr. Marisa Aguirre, from Peru, all members of the board of the former CIEDI, who are now joined by Drs. Rodrigo Cetina Presuel (USA) and Fernando Gutierrez Atala (Chile) as Executive Directors with the addition of Dr. Marta del Rio, also as Executive Director and representing Universidad de la Sabana in Colombia, as the local organizing committee.
The 2015 pre-conference resulted in a book, in both English and Spanish, Media and Journalists in the Age of Open Government and Transparency and the 2016 pre-conference resulted in another more recent book Communication: Right or Duty. Both books have been published through UCM ePrints from Complutense University in Madrid and with the support of the Latin Cyberlaw Clinic which is part of the Communication School of the same University. Below you can find information about the book planned for the 2017 edition that will be supported by the aforementioned institutions as well as distribution support from Red Derecho TICs in Spain and Universidad de la Sabana in Colombia.
All proposals must be submitted to the following email address: [email protected] between January 16, 2017 and March 15, 2017. We kindly ask that you submit your abstracts as soon as possible. After reviewing, acceptance will be notified by email.
Abstracts can be submitted either in English or in Spanish and all will be considered as long as they include the following:
- Name(s), affiliation and contact email of author(s), with mention of who will be presenting the work on July 15, 2017 in Cartagena.
- The abstract should not exceed 300 words, excluding notes and references.
- Each author should describe their areas of interest in 100 words or less.
- Mention if you want your work to be published as part of the FIEDI 2017 book or if you decline.
- The file must be in the .doc/docx Word format in Times New Roman 12 font.
- To be included in the final program of the pre-conference, to be able to present and to be considered for publication in the book, the author or at least one author in a group of authors must be physically present on July 15, 2017 and the author or all co-authors (if more than one) must have paid the inscription fees in full.
- It is expected that, for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors.
- Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the conference. Complete works should be submitted on or before June 15, 2017. After this date, no work will be considered for publication in the 2017 book, which will be presented at our meeting in Cartagena.
Criteria for Evaluation
Submitted abstracts will generally be evaluated based on:
- Theoretical contribution
- Quality of the writing
- Literature review
- Relevance of the submission to the theme of the conference
- Originality and/or significance of the work.
|Important deadlines to keep in mind: January 9, 2017||Call for abstracts|
|January 16, 2017||Abstract submission period opens|
|March 15, 2017||Abstract submission period closes|
|March 15-31, 2017||Review of Submissions|
|April 3rd, 2017||Notification of acceptances of abstracts|
|April 14, 2017||Confirmation of participation deadline|
|April 17-May 19, 2017||Registration period|
|May 26, 2017||Draft pre-conference programme|
|May 29, 2017||Book provisional table of contents|
|June 15, 2017||Deadline for full paper submissions|
|July 7, 2017||Final pre-conference programme|
|July 8, 2017||Book definitive table of contents|
|July 15, 2017||FIEDI 2017 IAMCR pre-Conference in Cartagena|
|July 16-20, 2017||IAMCR 2017 Conference in Cartagena|
For 2017 the registration fee will be paid using a link that will be sent to all participants and distributed among all of those that wish to attend once the registration period opens on April 17, 2017.
Paying the registration fees or participating in the IAMCR 2017 main conference is not a requirement to register and participate in our pre-Conference or vice versa.
About IAMCR 2017
The International Association for Media and Communication Research – IAMCR- is the preeminent worldwide professional organization in the field of media and communication research.
The overall theme of IAMCR 2017 is Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses. IAMCR is accepting submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2017 conference to be held from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena Colombia. More information at: http://cartagena2017.iamcr.org/cfp
In particular, IAMCR’s Law Section, co-organizer of this pre-conference, will be accepting proposals in Spanish, English or French on any relevant topic related to Communication Law and Policy, and especially submissions related to the following:
Can Communication Law respond to the challenges of new and old media in a transforming world?
- New Challenges for Media and Communication Law
- Communication Law’s Responses to New Scenarios
- Teaching Communication Law and Emerging Media
- Research Methods in Communication Law
The Section will also co-sponsor a panel with the Emerging Scholars Network entitled Emerging Scholars panel on Communication Law and will also co-sponsor a panel with the Communication Policy and Technology Section.
Find out more about the Law Section’s call for papers and about the co-sponsored panels at the following link: http://cartagena2017.iamcr.org/law-cfp
We hope that you will be a participant and will help spread the word about these events among any scholars and researchers interested in Communication Law and Ethics.
On behalf of our Organizing Committee and excited to continue with this initiative, we send you our warm regards and we hope to see you in Cartagena in July 2017.
for sent of proposals: [email protected]
Law Section / FIÉDI