Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Communication 5th International Communication and Media Studies Conference (International Peace Conference) commenced with the opening ceremony on the 8th of November 2018 Thursday, at 10:00, at Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Center.
The conference organized by EMU Center of Research and Communication for Peace (BAİM) continued under the theme “Think, talk and breed peace” until 9th November 2018.
In his speech, EMU Faculty of Communication Vice Dean and BAİM President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metin Ersoy thanked everyone for their participation at the conference and informed the audience that two successful speakers both of whom are specialists in their areas would be making presentations. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ersoy informed the attendees about the event and mentioned that approximately 60 participants from 12 countries would be delivering presentations in concurrent sessions.
In his speech, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stated that important conclusions would be obtained from the conference and the event would contribute to the area of communication and media studies. Prof. Dr. Osam wished the participants a productive event. After the opening speeches, Prof. Dr. Osam presented the keynote speakers Prof. Dr. Nico Carpentier and Prof. Dr. Stuart Allan unique Cypriot Lefkara frames.
The conference continued with the presentation of Uppsala University Lecturer Prof. Dr. Nico Carpentier titled, “Community Media, Participation and Agonism: A Natural Alliance?” Various subjects such as “Peace Communication”, “Political Communication”, “Crisis Management” and “Refugee and Minority Rights” were discussed at the simultaneous sessions after 12:00.
Second Day Sessions Completed
The second day sessions of the conference were completed on the 9th of November 2018 Friday. The second day began with Cardiff University Lecturer Prof. Dr. Stuart Allan and continued with the simultaneous sessions at “Salamis” and “Soli” conference halls. Covering subjects such as “Iran Cinema”, “Digital Democracy” and “New Media and Peace” The sessions were widely attended by EMU academic staff and students.