MINELRES: Fwd: CfP: Media, Nationalism and the War Crimes

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Mon May 4 17:47:40 2009


Original sender: Ljiljana Maslo <ljiljana@media.ba>


Mediacentar Sarajevo announces
a call to authors
for awarding stipends for research papers

on the topic of
MEDIA, NATIONALISM AND WAR CRIMES:
media (re)production of national ideologies through reporting on war
crimes in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

National ideologies in media in Bosnia-Herzegovina,  Serbia and Croatia
are the focus of two-year research conducted by Mediacentar Sarajevo.
The starting assumption is that ethno-national ideas are dominant social
ideologies through which media in the region present and explain
controversial social events, which is particularly visible in the case
of reporting on war crimes.

The study will focus on several prominent cases of reporting on war
crimes which arouse different emotions in different ethnic groups, such
as reporting on the trial of ICTY indictee Radovan Karadzic, as well as
other reporting on war crimes trials or individual important cases of
war crimes which the media have given a prominent place.

The research will examine the nature of media reporting on war crimes in
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia, the socio-economic and
socio-political context in which the media operate, as well as the
influences of the regulatory framework, media ownership and
journalists' cultures on media reporting on war crimes.

Publication of a book on (re)production of national ideologies in media
reporting on war crimes in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina is
planned in 2010.

The publication will contain between five and eight research papers and
the authors whose papers are published will receive stipends for
covering the costs of research.


Details of the call

a. RESEARCH TEAMS

Mediacentar Sarajevo invites potential authors to apply in teams of two
researchers for participation in the project.

Each team should have one researcher with extensive experience (senior
or lead researcher) and one researcher with less experience (junior
researcher or research assistant).

b. the application should contain:

 a preliminary proposal of the research paper (up to 1,000 words)
according to specifications given in section c (below);

 CV for each team member (with detailed contact information for two
people who can provide references)

 2 examples of published papers relevant to this project for each team
member (in english, bosnian, croatian or serbian);

 a detailed list of published papers, publications and previous
research projects for each team member.


c. guidelines for proposals of research papers

 Proposals must be written in one of the following languages: Bosnian,
Croatian or Serbian.

 Proposals should not be longer than 1,000 words.

 Proposals should define the following:

o    Research idea explaining how the subject of research will be
approached,

o    Proposal of specific events to be included in the analysis (e.g.
Radovan Karadzic trial, "Scorpions" case, "Storm" case,
or any other prominent case suitable for explaining the influence of
national ideologies on media reporting on war crimes)

o    Methodological approach

o    List of basic literature and sources that will be used.

The proposals must refer to an original research paper that will be
produced specifically for this project. Mediacentar Sarajevo will not
accept proposals of research papers/articles which at the time of
submission of the proposal are being reviewed or were already published
or accepted for publishing in a magazine, presentation in conferences or
publishing in another publication.

 Proposals should be sent to Mediacentar Sarajevo no later than 20 May
2009.


C. authors

The lead researcher must meet the following criteria:

 Speak one of the following languages: Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian.

 Have extensive experience in research and publication of papers on the
topic of relationship between national ideologies and media production.

 Also taken into consideration will be authors with extensive
experience in research in the field of media studies in general, who can
demonstrate in their research proposal their competence to work on a
research project that concerns the specific issue of national ideologies
and media production.

 Also taken into consideration will be authors with extensive
experience in research of national ideologies, who have so far not dealt
with aspects of media presentation of national ideologies, but who can
demonstrate in their research proposal their competence to work on a
research project that concerns the specific topic of national ideologies
and media production.

 At minimum, the status of a Ph.D. candidate; an awarded Ph.D. degree
in social sciences or the humanities is preferable.

The research assistant must meet the following criteria:

 Speak one of the following languages: Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian.

 Have some experience in research and publication of papers on the
topic of relationship between national ideologies and media production.

 Also taken into consideration will be authors with experience in
research in the field of media studies in general, who can demonstrate
in their research proposal their competence to work on a research
project that concerns the specific issue of national ideologies and
media production.

 Also taken into consideration will be authors with experience in
research of national ideologies, who have so far not dealt with aspects
of media presentation of national ideologies, but who can demonstrate in
their research proposal their competence to work on a research project
that concerns the specific topic of national ideologies and media
production.

 At minimum, the status of a Master's Degree candidate; an awarded
Master's Degree in social sciences or the humanities is preferable.


D. Language

Proposals of papers should be written in Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian.


E. Final texts

 The length of the final text should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words.

 All papers before being published will undergo at least two rounds of
reviews (peer-review process) by the editorial team of the publication;

 Authors are expected to amend accepted papers in line with the
comments of the editorial team;

 The first version of the paper should be delivered by 30 November 2009
and the final version of the paper should be delivered no later than 30
May 2010.

 The editorial team reserves the right not to publish articles that do
not meet the standards of scientific research work.


F. stipends

 Selected authors for the position of research assistant will receive
for their work a stipend of 1,000 Swiss franks (net).

 Selected authors for the position of lead researcher will receive for
their work a stipend of 2,000 Swiss franks (net).

 The stipend will be paid out to authors based on submitted final
versions of the ordered papers, pursuant to a contract that will be
signed between Mediacentar Sarajevo and the authors individually.

 The stipend will be paid out only to authors whose papers are accepted
for publishing.


H. final date for submission of applications:

 All materials must be submitted by 20  May 2009;

 Please send your proposals to Mediacentar Sarajevo only electronically
(to e-mail address: ljiljana@media.ba
Subject: "Call for contributions: RRPP")

note: material arriving after 20 may 2009 will not be taken into
consideration


I. project dynamics

- The proposal of the paper should be submitted by 20 May 2009;

- Selection of authors will be carried out by 1 June 2009;

- The first preliminary version of the paper should be submitted by 30
November 2009;

- The final version of the paper should be submitted by 30 May 2010.


contact:

 Please send your proposals and questions only by e-mail.

 Contact person:                        Ljiljana Maslo

 E-mail:                            ljiljana@media.ba

 Organization:              
MEDIACENTAR Sarajevo
Kolodvorska 3, Sarajevo
Bosnia-Herzegovina
http://www.media.ba 



ABOUT the project

This research implemented by Mediacentar Sarajevo is part of the project
"Regional Research Promotional Programme"
<http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/>  (RRPP), financially supported by
the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The aim of "Regional Research Promotional Programme"
<http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/>  (RRPP) is establishing and
strengthening the research capacities of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Kosovo,  Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia in the next 10 years.


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