The YECREA section of International and Intercultural Communication invites Dr. Kate Wright

29-10-2019 from 00:00 to 00:00
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB
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This year's YECREA representatives of International and Intercultural Communication (IIC), David Ongenaert and Elke Mahieu, welcome Dr. Kate Wright, in the context of the Digital Fortress Europe Conference, to host a workshop for doctoral researchers, working in the fields of international journalism, humanitarian communication and news production.
The aim of the workshop is for young scholars to find their own voice and mark their urgent contributions to the fields of International and Intercultural Communication.Considering the young and interdisciplinary nature of these fields and the changing landscape of media and communication technologies, it is crucial for young researchers to situate themselves in relation to existing literature and research, as well as to explore new ways of thinking about our respective research topics. 

This year’s YECREA activity does not only give young scholars an opportunity to get feedback from an internationally acclaimed scholar and peers, but it also aims to provide them with a set of tools which will help to think thoroughly about their own unique contribution to the field.
Dr. Kate Wright is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the Cultural and Creative Industries. She is a former award-winning journalist, who worked at the Africa-desk for the BBC. In 2018, she published her book ‘Who’s reporting Africa now? Non-governmental organizations, journalists and multimedia’ for Peter Lang.
The workshop will take place on 29 October 2019 in Brussels, Belgium at the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB). 
This workshop precedes and will take place in the context of the two-day conference “Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology” (on 30 and 31 October 2019 in Brussels). 

Although it is recommendable to participate in both, you can also only submit for the conference or for the workshop as well.
The workshop is open for ten participants. 
Further, the workshop does not involve any fee, and coffee and tea will be provided both during the morning and afternoon sessions.