To commemorate the 100 years of Media education in South Asia, Assam based non-profit organisation, Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust is going to host a two-day International Web Convention on Saturday and Sunday.
The Web Convention titled ‘Hundred Years of Media Education: Decoding the South Asian Mystique’ is being organised in collaboration with the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) of Ohio University, Institute of Media Studies and Research (IMSR), Bangalore.
Around 500 participants including 200 from abroad countries will be participating in a total of 8 plenary and 8 technical sessions to be conducted in this two-day convention.
The inaugural session will be chaired by K.V. Nagraj, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Assam University, while Jatin Srivastava, director, Institute of International Journalism, Ohio University, USA will chair the valedictory session.
“The centenary year of 2020 is not just a milestone to celebrate media education, but should also be seen as an opportunity to evaluate achievements and shortcomings in this journey”, said Ankuran Dutta, organising secretary of the event.
Dutta expressed hope that the event will set a stepping stone in entire South Asia to chart an action plan for better development of media education in terms of quality instruction and employability.
This convention will highlight the importance of academia-industry collaboration in the future for bolstering the image of media education.