Mapping the present, predicting the future Peaceful Coexistence in the Digital Space

The International Conference on Media and Conflict (ICMC) is a landmark academic initiative by the Government of Pakistan to highlight the role of communications in conflicts and violence regionally and globally. The conference, held annually since 2019, features national and internationally renowned academic scholars, senior journalists, government officials, communication experts and counter extremism specialists.

 

The conference showcases the latest research on media discourse on extremism, terrorism and violence from key global hotspots, and also assesses how conflict communications and strategies can be institutionalized for public policy, civil society and media platforms.  

ICMC 2020 showcased scholars and researchers from all over the world who shared their research and knowledge on how to combat online hate speech and extremism, and also witnessed the work Pakistan has done in this field for building peace online.

ICMC features national and internationally renowned academic scholars, senior journalists, fact checkers and disinformation experts, government officials, communication experts and counter extremism specialists.

The digital space has brought forth new challenges that few could have predicted. The nature of interconnectivity and discourse has become transnational, resulting in the spread of ideas and information exponentially on a global scale. This has created new economies, but also new societies, which may sow the seeds for potential polarization and vulnerabilities. As governments, social media platforms, and civil society struggle to cope with these challenges, it is imperative to conduct and share research to help identify key areas of intervention, develop strategies to tackle them, and assess any present and future trends for timely action.

There is a need to use the digital space to foster peace, enable harmony and sustain positivity for all. This is not an issue limited to Pakistan alone, but rather the entire world, which necessitates the need for global perspectives and international practices and knowledge frontiers to be shared and deliberated upon.

 

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Conference Themes

  • Digital literacy and communications in the 21st century
  • Youth, gender, and online spaces
  • Online activism and its impact in Peacebuilding
  • Information dynamics and digital literacy​
  • Fact checking and verification in the online space

PAST EVENT SPEAKERS

DR. ARIF ALVI

President-
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

MR. FAWAD CHAUDHRY

Federal Information Minister-
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

MR. SHAFQAT MAHMOOD

Federal Education Minister-
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

MR. SHEHRYAR AFRIDI

Federal Interior Minister-
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

DR. JOHAN GALTUNG

Norwegian sociologist-
International Peace Research Institute

DR. GRAHAM MURDOCK

Professor of Culture and Economy -
University of Loughborough, UK

DR. RUNE OTTOSEN

Professor -
Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

DR. ELISABETH EIDE

Director JMIC-
Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

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February 11th 2020 to February 12th 2020

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