SMIT-researchers receive 2 of the 5 IAMCR research grants
Both Julia Pohle and Veronique Wavre have received Rapid Response Research Grants from the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), with support of the Media Program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
Julia Pohle received it for a project on "Mapping the WSIS+10 Review process", which aims at mapping the events taking place in the framework of the 10-years review process or the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10), the actors involved and their concrete contributions, with a particular focus on the role of expert contributions. The project, thus, contributes to the overall effort of IAMCR to increase its participation in the WSIS review process. The research results will be presented at the annual IAMCR conference in India in June 2014.
Veronique Wavre was awarded the grant, which covers a research period from January to July 2014 and relates to the IAMCR's Mapping Global Media Policy project and the OSF's Mapping Digital media research initiative.
The grant aims at supporting the developement of research in the area of media and communications policy where new trends are emerging.
Her research brings an insight into the transfer of Media and Telecommunication policies between the EU and three countries of the Middle East and Africa, namely Morocco, Egypt and Jordan.
The aim is to study the development of legislation via National Regulatory Authorities of Morocco, Egypt and Jordan in relation to the EU influence. The purpose is to understand whether we can talk about a transfer of model and the emergence of trends in this area.