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Devoted to the research
of the social, cultural, economic and political impact of advanced
communication and information technologies in the Middle East and
in the "Middle East" overseas. The growth of the Internet, direct
satellite broadcasting, cellular and other telecommunications systems
calls for ongoing analysis of the changing communication and information
cultures in the Arab world and the influences conveyed by these new
An international association of more than 3,300 journalism and mass
communication faculty, students, administrators, and professionals.
AEJMC's members come from more than 30 countries, with the majority
working in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1912, AEJMC is
the oldest and largest association of journalism and mass communication
educators and administrators at the college level.
in 1950 to bring together academics and other professionals whose
interest is focused on human communication. The Association maintains
an active membership of 3,400 individuals of which two-thirds are
teaching and conducting research in colleges, universities and schools
around the world. Other members are in government, the media, communication
technology, business law, medicine and other professions. ICA promotes
the systematic study of communication theories, processes and skills.
Broadcast Education Association is the professional association for
professors, industry professionals, and graduate students who are
interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and
multimedia enterprises. The purpose of the International Division
of the BEA is to provide a forum for research and discussions on international
communication and to encourage the international exchange of faculty
and students for purposes of research, teaching and consulting.
worldwide community of scientific experts in the field of communications.
It is also one of the largest international professional organizations
in terms of communication research. IAMCR aims to provide a forum
where researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the communication
field can meet and discuss their work and to encourage interest in
international communication research.
of England's leading centers for research and teaching in media and
communication. Supports and encourages a variety of research studies
that help contribute to the greater understanding of the major media
and communications issues of today and the role of modern media in
One of the largest media and development consultancies operating in
the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, Jemstone provides training
on media management, web-publishing, and television journalism and
production. This is done through their individually designed media
training and development packages and their senior-level workshops
and seminars for all branches of the media.
Is interested in the global media and the challenges faced by journalists
around the world as they strive to report the news completely and
fairly. Through its International Division, The Freedom Forum monitors
and examines issues on all continents and organizes international
forums on global media issues. They also examine media ownership trends
and their effects on news, as well as the implications of changing
communications technology on news and news gathering.
Primary mission is the development of professional relationships and
educational exchanges among Arab and American university faculty and
media professionals. The organization encourages members to engage
in collaborative research projects, faculty and student exchanges,
and international forums for discussing ideas on curriculum development
and technology transfer. They sponsor an annual international communication
conference that focuses on scholarly research topics on media, culture,
technology, and society.
The purpose of the WCA is to ensure and support research, teaching
and practice of communication in all forms and circumstances. They
are also interested in maintaining a special appreciation for peace
and understanding through reasoned communication in international
and intercultural environments. WCA promotes public understanding
and support of academic inquiry and training in communication for
these ends in all schools, colleges, and appropriate private institutions.