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Fr. Joe Borg elected head of IAMCR section
Malta, August 8, 2006 (Signis) Fr. Joseph Borg, a SIGNIS member from Malta, was elected Head of the Media Education Research Section of the International Association for Media Communication Research. The election took place during the Annual Conference of IAMCR (23-28 July) at the American University Cairo.
During the Conference Fr. Borg and Dr. Mary Anne Lauri presented a paper titled "Media Education in Malta (picture: Fr. Borg presenting the paper). Historical perspectives and current developments." Fr. Borg and Dr. Lauri had been active in the field of media education for the last twenty years. The paper pays tribute to the work of UNDA in media education since 1980 and its contribution to media education in Malta.
Anyone interested in having a copy of the paper can email Fr. Borg. A shorter version of it titled "An evaluation of media education in Malta" is published in the printed proceedings of the conference.
IAMCR is the largest worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. Its members promote global inclusiveness and excellence within the best traditions in the field. Nine hundred participants attended the Cairo Conference.
The primary goal and mission of the Media Education Research Section. is to encourage and promote research in the theory and practice of Media Education at the school, college and university levels of education. Members of this Section focus on media education theory and practices in both developing and developed countries, research relating to ’knowledge societies’ and critical analysis of strategies and policies.
More information on the IAMCR and the conference at www.iamcr.org