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Master's Degree

4th DW Media Dialogue | Call for Papers

Every year DW Akademie invites media academics to participate in a media dialogue symposium. This year's focus is "Pakistan's Media Landscape: The Effects of Liberalization". Proposals for papers are now being accepted.

01.2012 DW Akademie Team Haus Bonn

01.2012 DW Akademie Team Haus Bonn

DW Akademie and the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences cordially invite you to take part in the fourth Deutsche Welle Media Dialogue.


The liberalization of Pakistan's media sector in 2002 has led to the sector's rapid development but has also resulted in numerous challenges for journalists, including freedom of speech vs. self-censorship and media liberalization vs. partial radicalization. Pakistan has also been repeatedly recognized as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. After more than a decade of media liberalization, this symposium will assess its impact.

Deutsche Welle | Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3 | 53113 Bonn

May 29, 2013

Two sessions will explore the following areas:

Session 1 - Turns and trends in the media's transformation
The focus will be on the political, economic, structural and legal aspects of Pakistan's media liberalization and will provide analyses of recent developments and future trends.

Session 2 - Pakistan's media: between press freedom and self-censorship
This session will be devoted to the special aspects of journalistic work and their effects. It will include issues such as journalists' safety, self-censorship, media sensationalism, and conflict-sensitive reporting as it applies to Pakistan.

Proposals for additional topics that are relevant to the sessions will also be considered.

Prof. Dr. Michael Krzeminski (University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt (DW Akademie)

The conference will be held in English. We invite international media academics and political scientists, economists, academic lawyers and journalists to participate.

Please send your proposal for a 15 minute presentation to DW Akademie (see e-Mail below) as a pdf or doc file. The proposal should contain no more than 6,000 characters (including blank spaces) and should indicate the session for which it is suitable.

Submissions should be made in English. Please include a title page containing the presentation title and name(s) and address(es) of the presenter(s). Please also include a short abstract; should your proposal be accepted the abstract will be included in the program.

Accepted papers will be subject to review and published in full length in the conference proceedings.

Authors are encouraged to submit their abstracts/proposals for consideration as posters. Posters can be presented during the conference breaks and are subject to the same conditions that apply to the selection of papers.

Submissions are now being accepted.
Submission deadline: February 25, 2013.
Authors will be notified by April 1, 2013.

DW Akademie
International Media Studies
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt
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F +49.228.429-3520


Students of the Master's Program International Media Studies at DW Akademie in Bonn (photo: DW Akademie).

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