The world today is witnessing a wide spread of crises of various types and forms and directions, which requires a real will and organized efforts to address and treat them in a safe and effective manner. Most crises occur in different societies and institutions, economic, health, political, security, educational, etc., as a result of sudden changes in their internal or external environments, historical neglect, epidemic, or human or natural disasters. The crisis also occurs as a result of conflicts, wars, cultural, intellectual and sectarian conflicts, or the leak of important information. This information may be sometimes secret or a new strategy, a new plan, or a new project outside the institution and the public opinion. So, that may result in reversing what is planned, which leads to the restructuring of relations between countries and peoples and institutions. That makes the media of various kinds take a certain position towards these crises according to their directions and the goals of their editorial policies. Therefore, crisis strategies and methods of management have a general basis that must be translated into a plan that will ready for implementation. This plan depends on the implementation of speed, teamwork, methods of scientific methodology, calmness, and non-emotionality throughout the crisis. The main task of the media in times of any kind of crisis is to make information about the crisis available to the public. That happens by using words, symbols, pictures and other items to achieve the correct understanding of information and use it in overcoming the crisis with minimal losses. In this context, the conference will discuss the dialectic of the relationship between the media and the crises that have become very controversial on the pages of newspapers, television channels, Internet, and the social media. That comes through researchs, discussion of the emergence and spread of these crises of various kinds, strategies for addressing them, and prevention of occurrence. As well as the repercussions on individuals, institutions, and society, especially in light of the profound changes that are known by the current global humanitarian scene.
  • The date of the conference
    20 March 2019 to 21 March 2019