Call for papers  

 Arts and Media Department, Foundation University Islamabad, Rawalpindi Campus in collaboration with Peace Development Foundation is organizing a two-day International conference on Contemporary Media Debates. This conference is dedicated to all aspects of media, Islam, peace, human rights and related subjects from the point of view of theory and practice.

Topics of Interest

Main Themes

  •   Contemporary Media Debates: Social Change, Islamophobia and Peace  
  •   Islamophobia: history, Inticidents and dimensions
  •   Digital divide
  •   Media Role in conflicts escalation and de-escalation
  • Sub Themes

  •   Islamophobia and racism
  •   Islamophobia and Prejudice
  •   Orientation as a form of Islamophobia
  •   Othering discourse on Islam and Muslims
  •   Clash of Civilization and Islamophobia  
  •   Mediated Construction of Islam and Muslim
  •   Islamophobia and Colonial transformation
  •   Islamophobia as a threat
  •   Education & Islamophobia
  •   Image of Islam and Muslims in media
  •   Media education and peace
  •   Peace Journalism Debates
  •   Role of media in conflict resolution
  •   Media and Peace development
  •   Propaganda in social media age
  •   Political Conflicts and Media
  •   Media and Human Rights
  •   Reconciliation and State building
  •   Gender and Peace
  •   Religion and Peace
  •   Media education and media practice
  •   Digital divide and capacity building
  •   Role of media in Covid-19
  •   Media, Society and culture

What is Our Goal?

The 1st International Conference on Contemporary Media Debates aims at forming the lines of communication, increase in the academic and religious mobility and formation of mechanisms for personal interaction with foreign researchers and subject specialists related to the educational, social, political and media circles from academia and industry in diverse panel discussions.

Conference will feature a number of panel discussions led by experts from academia and industry with the objectives to provide a platform for academicians, researchers and practitioners to:

  • Disseminate research, providing insights into the challenges, opportunities, emerging strategies and analytical tools in the domain of Digital Communication and Islamophobia;
  • Present case studies on application of tools and techniques in the field of media and Islamophobia;
  • Explore cutting- edge ideas, results and share experiences
  • Critically evaluate questions concerning the elaboration of effective mechanisms for activation of international cooperation among researchers, innovators, and representatives of social community as well as the provision of interstate digital media.

international Speakers

Prof. Dr.MasoodaBano

Prof. Dr. Shahira S. Fahmy

Prof. Dr. Dr Steven Youngblood

Dr Nico Carpentier

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Talib

Prof. Dr. Jake Lynch

Prof. Dr. Shabbir Akhtar

Prof. Hatem Bazian

Dr. Ma Haiyun

Dr Babak Bahador

Dr. Sadia Jamil

national Speakers

Prof. Dr. ZafarIqbal

Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Siraj

Syed Anwaarul Hassan

Prof. Dr. Noshina Saleem

Prof. Dr. Masrur Alam

Prof. Dr. BushraHameed ur Rahman

Prof. Dr. Anjum Zia

Prof. Dr. Aslam Pervaiz

Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Shabir Baloch

Dr. Shabir Hussain

Mr. Qamar Cheema

Event Schedule


Main Auditorium, Foundation University Islamabad, DHA Phase 1 

Date :24- 25 March, 2021   

09:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Contact Us
Asima Mushtaq   

(Conference Secretary)



Event Location

Foundation University College of Dentistry & Hospital Defence Ave, DHA Phase 1, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Punjab 44000