Conferences

Conference papers:

Malila, V. Twenty years of democracy: the civial and political life of Born Frees in the ‘new’ South Africa, Sacomm, UNW, Potchefstroom, October 2014.

Mufamadi, A. The media, Equal Education and school learners: and investigation of the possibility of ‘political listening’ in the South African education crisis, Sacomm, UNW, Potchefstroom, October 2014.

Ponono, M. The influence of viewing context on meaning making: a reception study of the popular drama series Intersexions in Ginsberg township, Sacomm, UNW, Potchefstroom, October 2014.

Mufamadi, A. Equal Education and school learners: being heard and having a voice that matters. International Association of Media and Communication Researchers, Hyderabad, India, 15-19 July.

Malila, V. Media consumption and political participation – the decisions facing South African youth. International Association of Media and Communication Researchers, Hyderabad, India, 15-19 July.

Garman, A. Acquiring new political identities: a task for state and media, Mediating Marginalities symposium hosted by the University of Hyderabad, International Association of Media and Communication Researchers, Hyderabad, India, 15-19 July.

Garman, A and Malila, V. Listening to the ‘Born Frees’: politics and disillusionment in South Africa. International Association of Media and Communication Researchers, Hyderabad, India, 15-19 July

Garman, A. 2014. Simply surviving or just doing small things: South African youth 20 years into democracy. 20 Years of South African Democracy Conference, St Antony’s College, Oxford University, 25-26 April.

Garman, A. 2014. Talking without listening, the ‘white debate’ and the necessity of interlocution across race in South Africa, presented at the Critical Philosophies of Race conference, organised by the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies and the Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University, 13014 January, University of the Witwatersrand.

Garman, A. It was not the voice, but the ear that was lacking, Media, Listening and Citizenship Workshop, University of Wollongong, UOW Business School, Sydney, 27 November.

Garman, A. Sailing into the Headwinds: The South African Media Post-Apartheid, public lecture at the University of Wollongong, Australia, 20 November.

South African Communication Association Conference at NMMU September 2013:

  • Mufamadi, A. Political listening’ between the media and non-governmental organisations: A case of equal education’s school infrastructure campaign and its coverage by Cape Time newspaper.
  • Ponono, M. How effective is entertainment education? An investigation into the popularity of the television serial intersexions.
  • Meintjes, S. Cohesion and identity: some response to two photographic exhibitions dealing with Afrikaner Identity in a post-Apartheid dispensation
  • Panel on Media, citizenship and social cohesion in South Africa: Wasserman, H. Media, democracy and citizenship: an ethics of listening; Garman, A. Who can be a citizen? Malila, V. Engaged citizens: The role of the media in the construction of citizenship amongst South African youth. Oelofsen, M. Perceptions of democracy and democratic culture in South Africa – can the media make a difference?
  • Malila was voted chair of the SACOMM Media Studies and Journalism interest group for the association.

Malila, V and Oelofsen, M. Young People, Media and Citizenship. International Association of Media and Communication Researchers, July, Dublin, Ireland.

Garman, A. 2013. “South African Media: Quo Vadis?” panel with Kate Skinner and Wadim Schreiner at the Menell 13 Conference, organised by the Menell Fellows of Duke University, University of Johannesburg, 8 June.

Wasserman, H., Garman, A., Malila, V., Oelofsen, M. 2013. Making meaning of citizenship: citizens’ use of the media in South Africa’s democratic evolution. Colloquium ‘Media and Citizenship: Identity Politics, Politicised Identities and the Question of Belonging. University of South Africa, Pretoria, February.

Garman, A. 2013. “Bongos and Beneficiaries: being white and (not) talking about privilege and inequality” in the South African (white) media. Whitewash 1: Negotiating Whiteness in 21st Century South Africa, University of Johannesburg, March.

Wasserman, H. & Garman, A. 2012. Being South African and belonging: the status and practice of mediated citizenship in a new democracy. The 7th Global Conference ‘Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship’, Prague, Czech Republic, March.

Wasserman, H. 2012. ‘The Role of Media in a Democracy’, Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature’s Media Indaba, East London, June.

Wasserman, H. & Garman, A. 2012. Speaking out as citizens: voice, agency and participation in post-apartheid South Africa. Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Durban, July.

Malila, V. 2012.The role of the media in the construction of citizenship amongst South African youth: between marginalisation and participation. Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Durban, July.

Garman, A. 2012. “Political ‘blackness’ and media ‘whiteness’”. Challenging Institutional Whiteness in Postcolonial Times, Leeds University, September.

Malila, V. 2012. Mediated citizenship: The role of the media in the construction of citizenship amongst South African youth. ECREA 2012 Conference, Istanbul, October.

Garman, A. 2011. The forgotten role of journalists in journalism research at the panel on the Role of Journals in Journalism Research and Education: Core-Periphery Relations at the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 13-17 July.

Garman, A. 2011. Troubling White Englishness in South Africa at the Images of Whiteness Conference organised by inter-disciplinary.net at Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, 12-14 July.

Garman, A. 2011. Speaking Poetry to Power: a study of the use of the aesthetic and affective to speak into the South African public sphere at the Public Sphere Reconsidered Conference, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, 19-20 May 2011.

Wasserman, H. 2011. An ethics of listening: thoughts on the disjunctures between media, democracy and citizenship in South Africa. Paper presented at 3rd media ethics roundtable, Delhi, India, November.

Wasserman, H. 2011. Media, Marginalization and Citizenship in South Africa. Preconference colloquium on Media, Democracy and Transformation, South African Communication Association. Pretoria. August. Wasserman, H. 2011. Journalism for whom? Global and local dimensions of South African media freedom debates. Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Istanbul, Turkey. July.

Wasserman, H. 2011. (Panel convenor) Popular media, marginalization and citizenship in South Africa. Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Istanbul, Turkey. July.

Wasserman, H. 2011. De-centering infotainment: South African popular media and the politics of the everyday . Presentation on panel De-centering Global Communication and the ‘Rise of the Rest’, at the annual convention of the International Communication Association (ICA), Boston, USA, May 2011.

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