Call For Paper

The AMDMC JOURNAL in association with the Africa Media & Democracy Institute invites papers for its bi-annual Africa Media and Democracy Conference, to be held from 6th - 9th AUGUST 2014, Accra, Ghana. Theme: “Media, Democracy & Development”.

BACKGROUND: Africa’s emerging democracies in the last two decades have had to co-exist with a vibrant media contestation. The media has relatively emerged as a formidable constituent as it vie for legitimacy in representing the broad masses. This contestation provides the framework for critical examination on how the media impacts on the democratic process and its relevance for development in Africa. The Conference aims to address and examine various perspectives, interventions and issues of media in the practice of democratic governance in Africa. The event is open to academics, media industry professionals, government agencies, policymakers, regulators, UN agencies, donors, civil society organisations, independent consultants and research groups and students.

Papers are also invited on the following sub-themes listed below; submissions could be made from a range of issues and perspectives in relation to media, democracy and development in Africa. It must address specific media practices in the context of democracy in Africa, such as the role of radio commercials as political communication tool in electioneering, the corrosive effects of partisan media practices in popular democracy or the role of the media in the concept of popular democracy and development etc.

Media, language and democracy
Media, language and symbolic power
Media, political rhetoric’s and political violence
Media and political communication
Media, democracy and traditional governance
Media, national institutions and democracy
Media and the conception of national agenda
Media, democracy and governance
Media, ethnic identity and democracy
Media, religious conflict and political stability
Media, conflict and crises management
Media ownership, democracy and governance
Media, concept citizenry and democracy
Media and the concept ‘good of governance’
Media and coupe d’états
Media reportage and democracy
Media, democracy and political education
Media, political activism and governance
Media, democracy and aid
Media law and regulation
Media, gender and democratization
Media, democracy and human rights

In addition to those listed above the organisers will consider other relevant sub-themes from contributors.

ABSTRACTS & PAPERS: Please email abstracts (maximum one page) along with contact information and a 500-word bio to:

All Abstracts must be in English, full papers may be submitted in either English or French. Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 29th March 2013 Notice of acceptance of abstracts: 30th May 2013 Deadline for receipt of full papers: 30th July 2013 Notification of Acceptance of Paper/Panel/Workshop: 30th August 2013

For further information and other enquiries please contact Conference Team. ENQUIRIES HOTLINE 24HRS: MOBILE: + 233 200723197