[Press and Public Relations] UNESCO Meeting At The University Of Leicester

November 2001

No 187

UNESCO in cooperation with the Centre for Mass Communication Research (CMCR) at University of Leicester, U.K., is organizing a Consultative Meeting on Communication and IT Research in Leicester on 4 and 5 December 2001.

15 participants, including representatives of international and regional research bodies, will discuss how UNESCO can play a pivotal role at the international level in promoting research on the topical issues of communication and IT that fall within the mandate of the Organization.

The meeting has been planned as part of UNESCO's initiatives to strengthen its capabilities of reinforcing international cooperation and partnership in communication and IT research and to enhance its visibility in the intellectual communities.

The Centre for Mass Communication Research, a department in the University of Leicester's Faculty of Social Sciences, is one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in media and communications.

Dr Ralph Negrine, Director of the Centre for Mass Communication Research, said: "We are delighted to have been asked by UNESCO to host this important meeting, and believe UNESCO's decision to hold the Consultation at the Centre for Mass Communication Research emphasises our importance as an international forum for the critical examination of all aspects of the contemporary communications, media and cultural environment."

Note to editor: For more information please contact the Centre for Mass Communication Research on 0116 252 3875

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