Upcoming Webinar: Media Literacy in India

As a part of the webinar series De-Westernising Media Literacy, the 2022 season kicks off with a special view on India. The webinar takes place on Thursday 27 of January at 15:00 CET.

There will be no pre-registration. The link to the event will be available on the webinar site on the day of the webinar.

At the webinar we will meet

  • Keval J. Kumar, former Professor and Director, Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, and a former Reader and HOD, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Pune, where he continues to guide Ph.D. students. He is also an Associate Member of ORBICOM, the Association of UNESCO Chairs in Communication.
  • Manisha Pathak-Shelat is Professor at the Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA). Manisha Pathak-Shelat has taught and worked as a media consultant/trainer and researcher in India, Thailand, and the US. She has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and in Education from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Manisha’s special interests are young people’s media cultures new media, civic engagement, transcultural citizenship, media literacy and gender.
  • Saesha Kini is a scholar at the Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA). She has a degree in Communication with a specialism in media and journalism. She is presently exploring the intersection of new media and the body for her doctoral work. Saesha also has research experience in children’s media and was awarded the Sahapedia Fellowship for her archival works on children’s television in India. She is also an award-winning freelance writer at a popular online space for the Indian queer community.
  • Brian D. Hanley is Asia Director for Internews, where he leads media development programs in more than 10 countries. He brings more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in development and foreign policy, including more than a decade of senior management practice in Asia.

Participants are kindly asked to keep their microphones closed and leave their questions to the chat. Selected questions are answered after each presentation.

De-Westernising Media Literacy: India


More information about the speakers and updated programme can be found on the webinar site:
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