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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE WAPOR ASIA
Kuala Lumpur 2020
9 - 10 NOVEMBER 2020
Virtual Conference

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

• Assisting academic and professional communities in understanding the issues and values of public opinion and associated institutions.
• Exploring the role of the traditional and new media in influencing public opinion.
• Providing a platform to present research papers on their recent studies on elections in Asia (Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan).
• Discussing the factors that inhibit the growth of public opinion in Asia.
• Facilitating dialogues between academics and industry leader.

experts in field

SPEAKERS

Syed Arabi Idid

International Islamic University Malaysia

Holli A. Semetko

Emory University, United States

Yashwant Deshmukh

CVOTER International, India

Ijaz Gilani

Gallup Pakistan

Mahar Mangahas

Social Weather Stations, Philippines

Robert Chung

Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, Hong Kong
Select Your Themes

PROPOSED THEMES / STREAMS

1. Factors Fostering the Growth of Public Opinion

• Politics of media
• Socio-demographic factors
• Multicultural media
• Media and cultural representation

2. Media, Power and Conflict

• Media and politics
• Ideologies in communication
• Representation and power
• Media hegemony and society

3. Polling and Gauging Voter Sentiment

• Linking civil society and media
• Civil society and politics
• Political election and perception
• Electronic voting and issues

4. Media, Communication and Technology

• Media in the digital era
• Social media
• Media and journalism: changing dimensions
• Internet and online media
• Media globalisation

5. Methods of Research: Survey and Content Analysis

• Methodological challenges and improvement
• Challenges of comparative research
• Media convergence research
• Cross cultural concerns in data collection and management issues

6. Public Opinion in Digital Age

• Media industry challenges and opportunities
• Media industry in the digital age
• Digital media policies
• Social media, big data, and sentiment analysis
• Humanising digital media

7. Public Opinion and Health

• Public opinion and health legislation
• Health campaigns in digital media
• Pandemic and health education
• Health information and communication strategies

8. Ethics and Standard of Conduct

• Intellectual property
• Getting recognition
• Digital media and Islamic perspective
• Media law in Asian region
• Media law and pandemic

Step by Step

How to Submit Your Paper

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1st Step

Submit Abstract

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Submit your abstract to the official email waporasiakl2020@gmail.com with a subject “Abstract for WAPORASIAKL2020”.

2nd Step

Notification

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Notification of acceptance will be given after the abstract is reviewed and accepted.

3rd Step

Prepare a Video

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Prepare a 10-minute video (horizontal format) and send the video to the official email waporasiakl2020@gmail.com together with a proof of payment.

4th Step

Zoom ID

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Zoom's meeting code and WhatsApps's link will be given one week before the conference date.

5th Step

Conference Day

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Participate in the conference on 9-10 November, 2020.

Certificate

Digital Certificate

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Digital certificate will be given to all presenters within two weeks after the conference date.

Conference Fees (Local Participants)

Presenters: RM300

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Local Presenters

Conference Participants: RM50

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Academics / Professionals / Postgraduate Students

Workshop: RM100

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Local Participants

Conference Fees (International Participants)

Presenters: WAPOR Members RM420 / Non-WAPOR Members RM545

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RM420 (Equivalent to USD 100) / RM545 (Equivalent to USD 130)

Conference Participants: RM125

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Academics / Professionals / Postgraduate Students / RM125 (Equivalent to USD 30)

Workshop: RM625

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RM625 (Equivalent to USD 150)

Mark your calendar

Important Dates

Abstract Submission

By September 15, 2020

Notification of Acceptance

By September 20, 2020

Proof of Payment

September 20 – 30, 2020

Video Submission

September 20 – 30, 2020

Workshop and Conference

November 9 – 10, 2020