International Association of Media and Communication Researchers Conference Opens in Istanbul

July 14, 2011
Annabelle Sreberny opened the IAMCR conference on July 13 to an overflow crowd of 1700 attendees.

From a history of the organization by Kaarle Nordenstreng and Cees Hamelink:

The history of the IAMCR goes back to the first years of Unesco. Its Committee on Technical Needs in the Mass Media drafted in 1946 a constitution for an “International Institute of the Press and information, designed to promote the training of journalists and the study of press problems throughout the world............