Our own Merlyna Lim delivered a plenary talk at the annual conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research in Cartagena, 16-20 July 2017.

Lim participated in the plenary session titled “Communication Emerging From the Changing World Full of Uncertainties – Social Movements”, which discussed issues related to activism of social movements based on digital communication, such as fractures, disruptions, new territorialities, fears and uncertainties. In the session that was sponsored by AFACOM (Asociación Colombiana de Facultades y Programas Universitarios en Comunicación e Información) and chaired by Professor Clemencia Rodriquez (Temple University), Lim explored the commonalities and complexities of the global wave of protests and their entanglement with digital media and communication. In this plenary conversation, Lim’s insights were critically responded by social movement scholars Emiliano Treré and Maria Paula Martínez Concha.

Below is the slideshow of Lim’s talk: