The Sixth GCA Conference On Environment, Science Journalism, Media and Politics: African Perspectives

GCA 2012



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Environment, Science Journalism, Media, and Politics: The African Perspectives
The Kasoma Media Foundation, the Media Institute of Southern Africa, the Global Communication Association, and Emory & Henry College are pleased to announce the Sixth GCA Conference, to be held in Zambia from July 9-12, 2012, focusing on the environment, science journalism, media and politics. This esteemed conference will bring together diverse scholars, researchers, experts, policymakers and journalists in the aforementioned areas to not only address the challenges facing the continent and its people, but also provide a platform for global interaction and discourse on these issues. We are inviting submissions of abstracts for papers on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:

Environment and Science Journalism
CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER NATURAL CALAMITIES
CARBON GAS EMISSIONS AND CARBON FOOTPRINT
WATER POLICY, SUPPLY, SANITATION, AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
RECYCLING, WASTE DISPOSAL AND THINKING GREEN
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
FOOD SECURITY
ECOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY
BIODIVERSITY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
FOREST AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
HEALTH COMMUNICATION
ENERGY AND CONSERVATION
PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
EUGENICS AND GMOS
INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM

Media and Politics
MEDIA EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY
MEDIA FRAMING OF CRITICAL ISSUES: CORRUPTION, POVERTY, HIV/AIDS, CONFLICT, ETC.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
ACCESS TO INFORMATION: RURAL/URBAN AND OTHER DIVIDES
SCIENCE NEWS AS MOBILIZING INFORMATION
ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN REPORTING SCIENCE
SCIENCE REPORTING AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS
JOURNALISTIC PROFESSIONALISM IN SCIENCE REPORTING
DEMOCRACY AND MEDIA REFORMS IN AFRICA
GENDER, MEDIA AND GOVERNANCE
CULTURE, SPIRITUALITY, INDIGENOUS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AND SCIENCE
MEDIA AND POLITICAL ECONOMY
GLOBALIZATION AND THE MEDIA: THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCES