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Dr. Wajiha Raza Razvi as Keynote Speaker at Global Communication Education Conclave

Eminent professors Prof. (Dr) Ambrish Saxena and Dr. Manmeet Kaur from India invited Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi to present as a Keynote Speaker at the 72nd session of the World's longest-running media education event - Global Communication Education Conclave (GCEC) on 27th April 2022.

Global Media Education Council (GMEC) https://gmec.online/ is a global professional body of media educators and practitioners, and media institutes and departments of universities, committed to the cause of nurturing talent for the media and entertainment professional careers of their mentees. Anyone who is a media and entertainment teacher/educator in a college or university can be Council general member.

Global Communication Education Conclave (GCEC) is the launch event of Global Media Education Council (GMEC). GCEC 2021-22 21 is spread over 75 evenings, with each webinar being of 75 minutes, bringing together 75 stalwarts of Indian media education, 75 policy makers (ministers and bureaucrats), 75 foreign media stalwarts, 150 media researchers, and 75 edtech companies. It shall be the largest ever media education initiative in Asia. The number 75 is dedicated to the 75th year of Indian independence. It shall be the largest ever media education initiative in Asia.

The first webinar in the series was organized on October 21, 2021.

Dr. Manmeet Kaur is the working committee member of GMEC and Prof. (Dr) Ambrish Saxena who is Dean DMU invited her to the webinar of this conclave GCEC scheduled on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 7:15 to 9.15 pm IST to present as the Keynote Speaker during the discourse this evening. The theme of the day is participatory approach in development communication. They also invited her to attend the last two sessions of this world’s longest running media event as a panelist on 29th and 30th April 2022.

Earlier Dr. Rizvi and Dr. Saxena also co-organized and moderated a 90min online session with 08 INSPIRING WOMEN - GLOBAL FACES / international academics including 6 PhDs and other eminent speakers from UNESCO, USA, Europe, Australia, India, Pakistan and Lebanon on the international women's day 2022. BNU Film Theory & Criticism students attended this program titled GENDERED MEDIA SPACE: SHATTERING THE GLASS SCREEN at 8 PM IST/2.30 PM UTC at 730pm on March 8, 2022.


1. Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Pakistan
Associate Professor, School of Media and Mass Communication, Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan
Co-Chair, Gender and Communication Section IAMCR

2. Dr. Ambrish Saxena, India
Member, Gender and Communication Section IAMCR
Vice President, Global Media Education Council (GMEC)
Professor and Dean, DME Media School Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India


1. Dr. Safa Osman, UAE
Associate Professor
College of Mass Communication
Ajman University, UAE

2. Ms. Tahira Habib, Pakistan
Cultural and Human Rights Specialist
Senior Manager - Outreach and Complaints
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

3. Dr. Katia Maria Belisário, Brazil
Communication Faculty
University of Brasília, Brazil

4. Dr. Christy Mady, Canada/Lebanon
Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), Lebanon

5. Dr. Patricia Núñez Gómez, Spain
Director of the Department of Applied Communication Sciences
Faculty of Information Sciences
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

6. Ms. Lucia Gloria Vazquez, Spain
Researcher in the UNESCO group
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

7. Ms. Tami Kashia Gold
Hunter College
City University of New York

8. Dr. Mariyam Shakeela
Honorary Consul of Belgium in Maldives
Currently in Perth, Australia

The INTERVENERS included Dr Carolina Matos, Senior Lecturer in Media and Sociology, Department of Sociology, City University of London and Ms Faiza Rafique, Director, Digital Media Studies and a former Assistant Professor of Forman Christian College Pakistan. Both head Gender and Communication Section IAMCR with Dr. Rizvi and Dr. Patricia Nunez Gomez, Director of the Department of Applied Communication Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

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