Presentation Submission Procedures Registration Program Speakers Committees Contacts Travel Accommodation PT 2017 ×

Main Dates


Abstract Submission: June 30

Selection of works: 10th of September

Deadline for registration: September 30th

Conference: 23, 24 and 25 November

Deadline for submission of texts for publication: 25 November

The 3rd Conference on Pathologies and Dysfunctions of Democracy in the Media Context will take place on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of November at the University of Beira Interior on the theme The return of the propaganda model: emotions, populism, and polarization

The third edition directs its focus to three communicative phenomena:

The return of a simple, fast, functional, and allegedly anti-elitist style of communication in which the fruition of messages follows a type of interaction moved by emotion and follows close to group or identity unanimity - the propaganda model.;

A communicative phenomenon in which the acceptance of messages depends on the satisfaction and gratification provided to the recipients to the detriment of their conformity with what is conventionally called truth - the so-called disinformation.

And a third communicative phenomenon in which the apology of one's own identity is made using the discursive annihilation of the opponent through phenomena such as stereotyping, stigmatization, objectivization, and reification of the Other, distinct, and external from the “Inner-Group” (Internal Group) - symbolic annihilation

Program

(under construction)

Guidelines for Submission


In this sense, the organization of the III Conference on Pathologies and Dysfunctions of Democracy in a Media Context calls for the submission of abstracts until the last day of June (30) on these three dimensions mentioned:

The return of propaganda.

The generalization of misinformation

Hate speech or symbolic annihilation.

The articulation between these three phenomena.



The organization calls for the presentation of works that focus on mapping these phenomena, considering their incidence in the following areas: politics, gender, cultural identity, including migration and ethnic minorities. For analytical separation, the following was considered:

- Politics as a topic that focuses on specific and predominantly political actors such as Governments and Parties, State representative bodies, national and international forums for political debate.

- Gender, as an issue that predominantly puts at stake the recognition and rights of minorities that are differentiated by gender and sexual orientation.

- Cultural identity, a topic that concerns conflictual situations or others that imply the rights and recognition of culturally differentiated groups (race, ethnicity, religious minority, linguistic minorities, refugees, migrants, etc.)


Papers that explicitly include reflections on events in Eastern Europe (Ukraine) will be accepted, which will be the subject of a specific plenary session.


27 works will be selected to be presented in nine thematic sessions, three on each day.


Proponents may select an axis centered on each of the communicative phenomena presented: a) propaganda b) Misinformation; c) Symbolic Annihilation (or hate speech). Within the axis they choose, they may favor associating it with policy issues in the most classic and strongest sense of the theme, gender or cultural identity issues.


Proponents may submit expanded abstracts with approximately 800 words, 1, 5, space, TNR, Body 12 until June 30th.

The choice of works will be made until September 10.

After the selection of the works, the participants must proceed with their registration until the last day of September (30th of September).

The registration fee will be 45 euros for all speakers who wish to present a communication, including this payment for access to three meals (lunch), the conference dinner, supporting documents, and a Book of abstracts The integrated members of Labcom and UBI students (Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate) will not pay any registration fee.

The final texts of the communications that are presented will be published in a book at Labcom, if they are delivered by the last day of the conference.

Texts must have between 10 and 15 pages, 1, 5, space, TNR, Body 12 Approaches from the Communication Sciences are accepted, as well as from Political Science, Philosophy and Political Theory, Sociology, Arts, and Cultural Studies.

Work Submission Procedures


Proponents will be able to select an axis centered on each of the communicative phenomena addressed at the conference: a) propaganda b) Misinformation; c) Hate speech. Within the axis they choose, they may favor associating it with policy issues in the most classic and strongest sense of the theme, or with gender or cultural identity issues. The empirical study of examples of media, forms of participation and association that seek to reinforce a deliberative effort to discuss public issues with the inclusion of different perspectives is also accepted. Proponents may submit expanded abstracts with approximately 800 words, 1, 5, space, TNR, Body 12 until June 30th. You can direct abstracts to jcorreia@ubi.pt, pddemocracy2018@labcom.ubi.pt, aline@labcom.ubi.pt, and rafael.mangana@ubi.pt.

Subscription

The formalization and registration of participation include the payment of the registration, in accordance with the information provided below for this purpose. Participants should also send an email to jcorreia@ubi.pt, pddemocracy2018@labcom.ubi.pt, aline@labcom.ubi.pt, or rafael.mangana@ubi.pt with the following information:


Full name of the author(s)


Affiliation and category (or any other information appropriate to your academic or professional situation)


Contact email


Contact address (for the issuance of the invoice for the payment of the registration fee)


NIF (Tax Identification Number / Taxpayer Number) or Passport number, in the case of participants of other nationalities (for the issuance of the invoice for the registration payment)


Identification of the submitted proposal (title)


Attached, participants must send a copy of proof of payment for registration, as well as their status as a student, researcher, or fellow of a higher education institution.


Date and Value of Registration:

The registration fee will be 45 euros for all speakers who wish to present a communication, including this payment for access to three meals (lunch), the conference dinner, supporting documents and program.

Exemptions

Professors, researchers, grant holders, and students of the University of Beira Interior, as well as members of the Scientific Committee, are exempt from paying the registration fee. However, any author with accepted communication must still formalize their registration, sending the information requested for this purpose.

Payment Instructions

Bank transfer to Universidade da Beira Interior
BANK: Santander
NIB: 0018 0003 2322 0304 0208 9
IBAN: PT50 0018 0003 2322 0304 0208 9
SWIFT-CODE: TOTAPTPL

In case of significant expenses due to international bank transfer, payment will be possible upon arrival, if this modality is requested by the participant by e-mail addressed to the organization. However, the participant must send, in any case, the registration e-mail with the author's identification and with the express indication that the payment will be processed at the reception of the conference.

Confirmed Keynote speakers


Marisa Torres da Silva

Marisa Torres da Silva is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) and integrated researcher at the Institute of Communication at NOVA (ICNOVA). With a PhD in Communication Sciences concluded in 2010 at the same university, with a thesis on readers' letters as a form of communication and public debate, his studies have focused on the area of ​​media studies and journalism on the intersection between journalism, democracy, and the public sphere. She has researched topics such as the relationship between journalism and its audiences, participatory journalism, hate speech, news consumption, gender and news production, investigative journalism, and diversity and pluralism in the media, among many others. She was the Principal Investigator of the project “Incivility and hate speech online: comments on news in an electoral context” (2020), supported by the Regulatory Entity for the Media (ERC), and coordinator of the national team of the international collaborative project "News as Democratic Resources. Cross-Cultural Comparative Research" (2013-2018). She is currently the director of the magazine Media & Jornalismo and assistant coordinator of the Public and Audiences WG at SOPCOM. She also coordinates the degree in Communication Sciences at NOVA FCSH.


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Pedro Coelho

Pedro Coelho - great reporter for SIC; Professor at UNL and Researcher at ICNova, author of reports and academic articles on the extreme right, Research Areas: Proximity Journalism, TV Journalism Research, Multiplatform Reporting, Television, and Radio Journalism (HS).


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Eduardo Paz Barroso

Eduardo Paz Barroso holds a PhD in Communication Sciences (specialty in Communication and Culture) from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and a degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon. He writes and researches on fine arts, film, literature, and media analysis. A journalist since 1980, he has worked for various media, specializing in cultural and artistic issues. He was the first director of the Teatro Nacional de São João (1992-1995). He has curated several exhibitions and conference cycles and participated in numerous conferences at various institutions, namely the Serralves Museum and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He is a television commentator and Professor of Aesthetics and Communication Sciences at Universidade Fernando Pesso.


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Filipe Teles

Filipe Teles is a journalist and co-founder of the investigative digital newspaper Setenta e Quatro. He holds a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Catholic University of Lisbon and a master's degree from the University College of Dublin, Ireland. He co-authored the series "Testa de Ferro", a collaborative work between Setenta e Quatro and SIC on Luís Filipe Vieira's relationship with Banco Espírito Santo and Novo Banco.


Jeremiah Morelock

Sociologist at Boston College. Director of the Critical Theory Research Network and Research Associate at the American Sociological Association. Author of the book Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism. London: University of Westminster, 2018.



João Almeida

Director of Antena 2. Between 1988 and 1999 he was a reporter for the TSF, ensuring international coverage of events such as the reunification of Germany, the fall of Ceausescu and the massacres in Rwanda. He has received honorable mentions from several journalism awards. In 2000, he joined the staff of SIC and, from 2005, joined RDP, to which he remains connected, also as director of Antena 2, since January 2016, having been its deputy director between 2005 and that date.



Florian Zollmann

University of Newcastle Teaches in the areas of journalism practice and theory, conflict and crisis reporting, human rights and ethics for journalists, sociology of news production, propaganda studies, news, and foreign policy. Author of research on the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model and on the application of critical theory to the media. Author of Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention (Nova York: Peter Lang, 2017).

E-mail: florian.zollmann@ncl.ac.uk
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=pt-PT&user=jrcd1_QAAAAJ



Joan Pedro-Carañana

Facultad de Ciencias de la Información Departamento de Periodismo y Nuevos Medios, co-author with Broudy, D. and Klaehn, J., of the book The Propaganda Model Today. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book27


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José Santana Pereira

José Santana Pereira (Nisa, 1982) holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (2012). His research has focused on the field of the effects of the media on public opinion and on the study of national media systems from a comparative perspective. Electoral behavior and political attitudes (mainly attitudes towards Europe and, more recently, populist attitudes) are also part of his research interests. In these fields, he has published several articles and book chapters in Portuguese, English, and French. In January 2016 he published, for FFMS, the essay Politics and Entertainment. After graduating in Social Psychology (ISCTE, 2004) and before joining the IUE doctoral program (2008), he worked as a research assistant in the project «Electoral Behavior and Political Attitudes of the Portuguese». Between 2013 and 2017 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences. He collaborated, among others, in the projects «EU Profiler» (which implemented a voting advice application for the 2009 European elections) and «Media Profiler» (which designed an online platform for comparative analysis of the media in the European Union), both based in Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). More recently, he was co-leader of the Portuguese team of the «EUandI» project, researcher on the project «Participation in the EU decision-making" and leader of the Portuguese team of the project «Where is My Party?». He is one of the researchers responsible for the projects «Media Systems in Europe» and «Mechanisms and Impacts of Electoral Abstention», funded by the FFMS. He is the country coordinator for Italy in the Varieties of Democracy project and a member of the team responsible for the ICS-ISCTE Surveys.



Organizing and Scientific Committee:


Anabela Gradim (Ubi)
André Barata (UBI)
Eduardo Camilo (UBI)
Eduardo Paz Barroso (UFP)
Francisco Paiva (UBI)
Gil Baptista Ferreira (ESCSC)
Gisela Gonçalves (UBI)
Hélder Prior (ULHT)
Herlander Elias (UBI)
Inês Amaral (UC)
João Pissarra (UNL)
João Carlos Correia (Coor., UBI)
José Ricardo Carvalheiro (UBI)
João Pedro Baptista (UTAD).
Maria João Cabrita (UBI)
Pedro Pinto de Oliveira (UFMT)
Ricardo Morais (EU, UBI)
Marisa Torres da Silva (UNL
Sara Velez Estevão (UBI)
Samuel Mateus (UM)
Sónia Sá (UBI)

Contacts


About submissions, acceptance, presentations and general doubts:
jcorreia@ubi.pt

For and about registration:
jcorreia@ubi.pt

Localização

Universidade da Beira Interior
Faculdade de Artes e Letras
Departamento de Comunicação e Artes
Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal

Telefone
(+351) 275 242 023 / ext. 1201

Travel


HOW TO REACH COVILHÃ

GPS: +40° 16' 24.13", -7° 30' 32.15"
Covilhã is located in the central region of Portugal near Serra da Estrela Natural Parque and it can be reached by car, train or bus.

- Arriving at Oporto airport -
Porto is served by Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). Several companies (including low cost)fly to Porto, like Aigle Azur, Air Berlin, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Clickair, Easyjet, Iberia, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Sata International or TAP Air Portugal.

By CAR
There are several rent-a-car companies operating from the Oporto airport like Avis or Hertz (rent a car). They are located at Level 0 in the arrival-area and are open from 07:00 am to 00:00 am (every day).
Driving your car, you should follow highway A28 (direction Lisboa A1), then A1 (direction Lisboa), leave A1 at exit-Guarda and follow first A25 and then A23 (direction Covilhã) leave A23 at exit- HospitalCovilhã Norte, ~260 km.

By BUS
You can reach Covilhã from Oporto by bus. In that case take a taxi at the airport to the Bus station “Rodoviária Beira Litoral – Garagem Atlântico” (check www.rede-expressos.pt for the timetable - site only in Portuguese )

By TRAIN
The train line to Covilhã is called the “Linha da Beira Baixa” which is linked to the Lisbon-Oporto line through the Entroncamento station
1.The best way to leave the airport is using the Metro (follow the sign). You should step out at Campanhã station (Estação de Campanhã).
2.From Estação de Campanhã (Campanhã station) you take the train “Intercidades” to Entroncamento and another one to Covilhã (see www.cp.pt).

- Arriving at Lisbon airport -
Lisbon is served by Humberto Delgado Airport which stands inside Lisbon city. From there you can proceed:

By CAR
There are several rent-a-car companies operating from the Lisbon airport like Avis, Hertz or Europcar. They are located at the arrivals lobby.
Driving your car, you should follow highway A1 (direction Norte Alverca) leave A1 at exit-Torres Novas and follow A23 (direction Castelo Branco - Covilhã), ~270 km.

By BUS
You can reach Covilhã from Lisbon by bus. In that case take a taxi at the airport to Bus station “Sete Rios” (check www.rede-expressos.pt for the timetable - site only in Portuguese) and buy a ticket to Covilhã.

By TRAIN
The train line to Covilhã is called the “Linha da Beira Baixa” which is linked to the Lisbon-Oporto line through the Entroncamento station
1.If you arrive at Aeroporto de Lisboa (LIS), you should get a taxi to Gare do Oriente (about 5 min drive, less than 10€).
2.At Oriente train station you should go to the upper ticketing level at the station and buy a ticket for an “Intercidades” train to Covilhã (see www.cp.pt).

Accommodation


Those are somme sugestions for accomodations during the conference:

TRYP Covilha Dona Maria Hotel ****
(1 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Puralã - Wool Valley Hotel & SPA ****
(1,5 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Hotel Santa Eufemia ***
(0,7 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Hotel Solneve ***
(0,6 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Covilha Parque Hotel Business & Family **
(0,8 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Hotel Covilhã Jardim **
(0,7 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)