Media & Governance in Latin America. University of Sheffield, 13-14 May 2014Media & Governance in Latin America

Exploring the role of communication for development

The University of Sheffield, 13–14 May 2014

Latin America is changing. Nations are witnessing a resurgence in civil society, participation and protest. Media policy is a hot political topic. The people of the region are quickly adopting new media technologies. These new channels of digital communication may be playing a part as Latin American citizens challenge the region's historical imbalance of access to information and political power.

Media & Governance in Latin America is a two-day conference hosted by the University of Sheffield. The event seeks to provide a focus for academic debates about the role of communication in governance and development, focusing on Latin America.

The conference is internationalist and interdisciplinary in nature, encompassing research across the fields of Latin American, media and development studies. We invite participation from academics, practitioners, students and the wider community.

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The conference is hosted jointly by the University of Sheffield's Department of Journalism Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies and Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID).

The event is taking place thanks to financial support from the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), University of London.

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Where and when

The conference will take place on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 May 2013 at the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), both at the University of Sheffield.

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If you have any questions about Media & Governance in Latin America please email Ximena Orchard: