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NATIONAL SEMINAR

ON
IMPACT OF MEDIA ON SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FABRIC OF
DEMOCRACY
9th MARCH, 2018
ORGANISED BY
CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (CCPP)
UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES (UILS)
PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH

Chief Patron
Prof. Arun Kumar Grover
Vice Chancellor, Panjab University

President
Prof. Rattan Singh
Director, University Institute of Legal Studies,
Panjab University

Coordinator
Dr. Shruti Bedi
Assistant Professor (Sr.), University Institute of Legal Studies,
Panjab University

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Media constitutes the backbone of democracy. In the 21st century, with the
influx of the internet, media has become an inseparable part of both, the real
as well as the virtual world. Media plays an important role in the progress
of the nation and performs pivotal functions which include the surveillance
of social, economic and political developments. Further, it identifies the
existing socio-cultural issues and provides a major platform for a debate on
diverse topics. Thus, media plays a significant part in the democratic
process of the country and has become one of the mechanisms to capture,
manipulate and exaggerate attention of the citizen.
A free press further strengthens the democratic process as it helps to expose
corruption and monitor governmental officials and also the policies of the
government. Moreover, by increasing the awareness and knowledge of the
voters, media is significantly contributing to the growth of the democracy,
and is thereby playing an important role in increasing accountability and
redefining the political arena.
Further, media plays a key role in furnishing information and monitoring the
process of economic policies, which has resulted in effective and
transparent policies. In addition, timely and relevant information supplied to
the citizens establishes higher social standards for the society.
Thus, media has created a unique space which provides incentives to the
citizens to make informed choices.
The National Seminar being hosted by the University Institute of Legal
Studies (UILS), Panjab University invites a discourse on the various issues
arising from the interplay of media and the democratic institutions of the
country. Research Scholars, Academicians and Professionals are requested
to participate in this thought provoking theme and discuss, debate and
provide solutions to the existing issues of media and democracy.

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The following are the possible sub-themes:
 Media Coverage of Trials
 Crimes against Women and Role of Media
 Transgender Identity and Social Media
 International Implications of Mass News Media
 Media and Freedom of Political Communication
 Media and the Privileged Legislature
 Media, Democracy and Judiciary
 Media, Privacy and Defamation
 Human Welfare, Human Rights and Media
 Ethics of Media Reportage
 Media and Social Economic Welfare
 Media and Student Politics
 Politics of Religion and Media

CALL FOR PAPERS


Research papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, research
scholars and students on the issues related to the themes. The quality based
selected paper will be published in the form of a Book with International
Standards Book Number. Only full papers submitted on or before the deadline
shall be considered for publication. The authors of selected abstracts will be
given an opportunity to present their papers during various sessions on the
day of the seminar.

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GUIDELINES FOR SEMINAR PAPER
The abstract should be between 200 and 300 words, along with the details
of the author indicating the email id, contact number and address for
correspondence. A paper cannot have more than two authors.
The maximum word limit of the paper should be 4000 words (excluding
footnotes). The paper should follow format mentioned herewith that is,
Font: Times New Roman, Font Size 12, line spacing 1.5, on an A4 sheet with
1” margin on all sides and to be sent in .doc/.docx format. A uniform style of
citation must be strictly adhered to while submitting the paper. The
abstracts and papers should be sent to: uilsccpp@gmail.com
IMPORTANT DATES
Last Date for the Submission of the Abstract 15th Feb, 2018
Full Paper Submission (Soft Copy) 23rd Feb, 2018

REGISTRATION DETAILS
The Registration fee for the Seminar is Rs. 1000/- for Faculty Members,
Academicians and Professionals; Rs. 500/- for Research Scholars and
Students; and Rs.500/- for Co-Authors.

The registration fee should be sent in the form of a demand draft, made in
favor of Director, UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on or before 23rd
Feb, 2018.
 No TA/DA will be provided to delegates.
 Delegates have to arrange their own accommodation.
 No paper shall be deemed to be read.

Ms. Armaan Sandhu Mr. Nikhilesh Verma


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NATIONAL SEMINAR
ON
IMPACT OF MEDIA ON SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FABRIC OF DEMOCRACY
9th MARCH, 2018
ORGANISED BY
CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (CCPP)
UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES (UILS)
PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH

REGISTRATION FORM

Name (Prof. /Dr./ Mr./ Ms.) : _____________________________________


Designation: ______________________________________________________
Name of the Institute/College: ___________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Contact No: ______________________________________________________
Email:____________________________________________________________
Name of the Co-Author(s):________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Title of the paper:________________________________________________
Registration amount:______________________________________________
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Demand Draft No: ________________Dated: __________________________

(In favour of Director, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University,


Chandigarh, payable at Chandigarh)

Date: Signature