​​Introduction:
The new digital independence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
21st century has ushered in a new era in man’s ongoing quest for a better life and a better world. For the first time in history we can now claim to live in “One World” – Global Village. Indeed, Global Village has spawned a new age of connectivity in culture, society, economy, social life, technology and politics. Global Village as a general term is best understood as a spread of ideas about the environment, democracy, human rights and less complicated issues like fashion and fads through new age communication. By and large the digital media and communication technology is becoming the town square for the Global Village of tomorrow. Given the geo-political differences, the concept of global village seems to be a distant dream. This conference addresses the need and answer the question – “Global village – Are we there yet?”

Vision of the Conference:
The vision of this conference stemmed from the fact that societies today are strongly intertwined and connected as a result of the development of information and communication technologies. Thus, national interests, cultural identity, stability and images of countries are directly affected by forces of globalization, mass media, the Internet, global corporations, and international treaties. The conference acts as an umbrella which shelters the growing number of media advocacy campaigns aimed at promoting the idea of an integrated global community. It throws light on the path to be taken to answer the question – Global Village – Are we there yet?

Mission of the Conference:
In line with the goals of the GCA, the mission of this conference is to provide a scholarly meeting opportunity for researchers and academic institutions from throughout the region and world to foster and promote collaboration, research and dialogue. Researchers are encouraged to study the role and impact of globalization and media from divers perspectives vis-a-vis culture, politics, economics, media, new communication technologies, globalization, and stability of the region.

Goals of the Conference:

  • To provide an opportunity for researchers and scholars from the world to discuss issues related to globalization and media with reference to the concept of Global Village
  • To promote and foster communication and collaboration between researchers and academic institutions around the world
  • To study and analyze the impact of globalization and media on the cultural identity of different regions of the world and on its international relations
  • To study the role of mass media supported by technology in creating global village
  • To shed light on the experiences of individual countries about media and globalization.


Themes and scope of the conference:
The conference generally deals with the rapid growth of media technology in the past two decades which acts as a catalyst to transform the whole world to the conceptual Global Village. The conference seeks to see whether the media, the academics, and the professionals are there yet.

  • Media Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age
  • New Media and New Opportunities
  • Globalization and Localization – Trends and Prospects
  • Media and Localization New approaches
  • The Business and Impact of Global Media
  • Media and Cultural Regulations
  • Trends in Intercultural International Communications and Collaborations
  • Media Industry Challenges and Opportunities
  • Media Convergence – Reality or Myth?
  • Corporate Media and Global Hegemony
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Print and Imprint : Changing Design of the Medium
  • New Wave in Radio Broadcasting : Trends and Possibilities
  • Vision and Television for 21st century
  • Deep Focus : Cinema of the Present and Future
  • Creative Dialogue : Media and Liberal Arts
  • Creative Dialogue : Media and Human Rights
  • Media Education – A Paradigm Shift​

GLOBAL VILLAGE – ARE WE THERE YET?
2009 Annual Conference of the  Global Communication Association
Sponsored by  The Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/other/20060406184.htm Bangalore, India on November 26-27, 2009
In Cooperation with, Manipal University, India, and Purdue University Calumet, USA

2009 Bengaluru Conference