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Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi Draws on IAMCR'S 65 Years Archives to Provide a Meta-analysis of Global Scholarship on Pakistani Media

Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Associate Professor and Head of MS Film & TV, SMC, publishes a paper on invitation by one of the world's largest International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR).


Wajiha Raza Rizvi. (2023, April 30). IAMCR and Pakistan. In: Jörg Becker, & Robin Mansell (eds.), Reflections on the International Association for Media & Communication Research: Many Voices, One Forum (1st ed.), pp. 345-60. Springer Nature & Palgrave MacMillan, Champ. ISBN: 978-3-031-16382-1. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16383-8_22. Chapter 22 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-16383-8_22.


IAMCR and Pakistan
This chapter draws on IAMCR'S 65 years archives to provide a meta-analysis of global scholarship on Pakistani film, print, and other media. The analysis though shows that much scholarship addressed political debates in Pakistani print media, it also focuses on film, television, radio, politics, ethics, education, and the media’s role in interfaith dialogue, the war on terror, and other geopolitical struggles.

The Book:

Reflections on the International Association for Media & Communication Research: Many Voices, One Forum

Throughout its 65-year history, the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) has sought to facilitate international exchanges and research collaborations among academics and journalists in the field of media and communication. Created during a time of strong ideological tension following World War II in 1957 and with the support of UNESCO, the contributors to this edited collection highlight how the IAMCR and its members shaped the field of media and communications research. From its beginnings focusing on the mass media, including the press and journalism education, today the Association attracts researchers and practitioners who undertake critical analysis of contemporary media and communications, including online platforms and their governance. Consistent themes throughout the Association’s history have been its concern with human rights, law, culture and the political economy of the media and communication industries. Not content simply to understand developments in the media and communications field around the world, the Association’s membership has sought to ‘change the world’ through its published research and its participation in global, regional, national and local policy debate and practice. This volume is organised in four parts following an introduction authored by editors who are active members of IAMCR. Part I highlights eight prominent scholarly traditions of research which have attracted the interest of scholars from around the world as well as the way the Association has sought to be inclusive of early career scholars. Part II offers seven chapters which bring to light the political struggles of a membership seeking to engage in scholarship across the East – West divide and to contribute to global debates aimed at fostering an inclusive, fair and equitable international information and communication order through engagement with United Nations sponsored initiatives. Part III turns to accounts of the way members from selected countries and regions have contributed to the Association’s scholarly work. The last part highlights the significant scholarly and institution-building contributions of James Halloran, IAMCR’s President from 1972 to 1988 and other prominent contributors to the study of culture and the political economy of media and communications.

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