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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Panel discussion on Post-globalisation Media Scene in India

Date: 15 Jan 2008
Time: 10 am to -12.30 pm
Duration: Two and a half hours
Venue: 802, Auditorium Block, Christ College
Participants: Communication Students of Santa Barbara College, California and
Christ College, Bangalore

The panel discussion will have presenters on print, film and television, and radio addressing the post-globalising developments in these media and their consequent impact on the socio-political and cultural imagination of and context in India. Each presenter makes presentations for 20 minutes. There will be two interactive sessions.

Introduction : Dr William da Silva (5-10 min)
Print : John Thomas (15 min)
Film and television : Prakash Belawadi (20 min)
Internet : Nishant Shah (20 min)
Discussion (20 min)
Break (10 min)
Postglobalisation and media : Dr William da Silva (20 min)
Overall discussion (30 min)
Conclusion : Dr William da Silva (5-10 min)

Dr William Da Sliva, /wrdsilva at has taught at Christ College; Universities of Mangalore, Goa and Manipal, India; Universities of Hamburg, and Osnabruck, Germany. He has written and translated over 24 books. Currently the Director of Sandesha Bharati, School of Communication and Konkani Studies, Mangalore. His translation of the Bible from original tongues into Konkani has won the best Bible Translation Award.

John Thomas /john.thomas at is a Professor of Journalism at Christ College, Bangalore. Formerly, Dean, Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore, and Editor (operations) of Vijaya Times. Has worked form major Indian Newpapers and Reuters.

Prakash Belawadi /prakashbelawadi at is a journalist, writer, stage & TV director and filmmaker. Presently also the director of the Centre for Film and Drama, Bangalore . His film Stumble won the National award for the best feature film in English in 2003.

Nishant Shah /itsnishant at is researcher on cyberculture at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore. He has worked as a cybercultural consultant for multinational companies and as an information architect for academic and political organisations in India. He is an expert on Asian Cybercultures.

Anil Pinto

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