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Seminar Course through Video Conferencing between Jamia Millia Islamia and York University (Publish Date: 16/09/2014)

September 16, 2014
Press Release
Seminar-Course through Video-Conferencing between Jamia Millia Islamia and York University
The Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia and York University, Toronto is jointly going to organize a seminar-course through Video-Conferencing on “Digital Media and Political Participation”.
As per format, six lectures shall be delivered through video-conferencing on the following topics:
Ø September 17, 2014    …        Digital Media and Counter-publics
Ø September 24, 2014    …        Digital Media and  long cycles of Dissent
Ø October 01, 2014        …        Digital Media and Contemporary Protest Movements at time
                                                of Global Dissent: Two Case Studies
Ø October 08,2014         …        Grassroots Savvy Mobilization: Media Activism versus
Ø October 22, 2014        …        Privacy & Surveillance
Ø October 20, 2014        …        Mobile Technology and Participation
Prof. Biswajit Das, Mr. Vibodh Parthasarathi and Dr. Taberez A Neyazi shall be the faculty-members from Jamia Millia Islamia while Prof. Daniel Drache, Prof. Fred Fletcher and Prof. Tuna Baskoy shall represent York University.
In the seminar-course, both the universities will critically examine the convergence between traditional and digital media and how it is transforming the nature and modes of political participation both at election time and between elections. What role has the digital media played in transforming election outcomes and changing the political landscape?
The first part of the course will analyze various theories and concepts in the field of digital media and political communication/political participation while the second part will focus more on the cases/praxis.
The seminar-course will come to an end in the month of December this year when the students of York University and Jamia Millia Islamia will meet each other respectively to finish their assignments and seminar discussion.
Dr. Taberez A Neyazi and Prof. Daniel Drache are the Coordinators/Instructors of the Video-Conference.
Media Coordinator
Jamia Millia Islamia