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From fragmentation to Integration: Communication and refugees

 ICA pre-conference, PRAGUE 2018 

Thursday, May 24, 2018
8:00 AM  5:00 PM
Právnická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy V
Praze nám. Curieových 7116 40
Praha Czech Republic

This ICA (International Communication Association) pre-conference emerges from the ongoing refugee crisis at the Mediterranean Sea, calling for dialogue between scholars and practitioners interested in the roles played by Communication regarding this multifaceted challenge. Although the event is open to cover different humanitarian crises worldwide, the urgency and relevance of this topic appeals to the scholarly commitment to propose applied solutions to decision-making bodies and involved organizations. Discussing the role of mass and new social media, and intercultural communication in this context turns into a must for our research community.

The main purpose of this conference is to open a space for dialogue regarding the way refugee crises are tackled by political, social and media actors, aiming to set some guidelines to avoid those mistakes previously noticed and leading to a more constructive and conscious coverage and social action. 

This conference is organised by our colleagues Amanda Paz Alencar and Noemi Mena Montes (Department of Media and Communication) together with scholars from the University of Salamanca and University of Valladolid in Spain Carlos Arcila (Universidad de  Salamanca, ESP);  Felix Ortega (Universidad de Salamanca,  ESP); and Miguel Vicente (Universidad de Valladolid, ESP). We look forward to meeting you in Prague! Please share this information among anyone potentially interested in these topics.