Call for Papers - The Right of Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age

22 December 2016
The Right of Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age

 

The Mass Media Institute,
the Department of Communications of the University of Nicosia
and the Cyprus Radiotelevision Authority, 

invite submissions to the: 

2nd International Conference on the Right of Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age

University of Nicosia, 3-4 April  2017

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Petros Iosifidis, City, University of London, UK
 

Description:

The right of freedom of expression and the principle of a free press are the pillars of contemporary democracy. As digital forms of communication continue to spread, the limits on freedom of expression are seemingly more palpable, particularly in certain parts of the world. Professional journalists are struggling to (re)establish and maintain public trust and confidence in their work, whilst the emergence of participatory journalism challenges the status and values of the profession.  
 
This two-day conference offers a timely space for scholars and practitioners to explore the broader issue of freedom of expression, with a particular interest in the institutional right of freedom of the media. We would like to investigate whether the inalienable right of freedom of expression and its corollary right of freedom of the media/press are limitless and boundless in the digital age; whether digital forms of communication have revolutionized the mode, the methods and the means of journalism. 
 
We invite papers from both scholars and practitioners. 
 
Suggested topics might include the following, but are not limited to:
 
  • The limits of freedom of expression and/or freedom of the press
  • Freedom of expression in converging communications environments
  • Freedom and privacy in (digital) media environments
  • Regulatory approaches to issues of freedom of expression and/or freedom of the press
 

Submission of Abstracts:

We invite abstracts of 300 words for 15-minute papers, to be submitted through the relevant form, available below. Please submit along with a short biographical note, by 24 February 2017
 
Presentations will be accepted in either English or Greek.
 

Publication/Proceedings: 

All accepted conference papers will be published (in the language delivered) in the IMME Rights of Expression in the Digital Age Conference Proceedings.
 

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline (required): 24 February 2017
Accepted participants will be notified by 3 March 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30 March 2017
 
 
For further inquiries, contact Dr. Nicholas Nicoli, Department of Communications of the University of Nicosia, Tel.: +357 22842235, e-mail: nicoli.n@unic.ac.cy.