Program

10 May Thursday
10:00-10:30
Tea and Coffee

10:30-11:00 Opening speeches
Prof. Dr. Tunçdan Baltacıoğlu (IUE Rector)
Prof. Dr. Davut Dursun (RTÜK President)
Prof. Dr. Sevda Alankuş (IUE Faculty of Communication Dean)

11:00-12:30 Session I
Chair – Filiz Başkan
– Fuat Keyman – Alternative modernities and the changing Middle East
– Mahmut Mutman – Pictures from afar: Governing the transnational
– Miyase Christensen – Transnational media flows: Debates and key concepts

12:30-13:00
Discussion

13:00-14:00
Lunch

14:00-16:00 Session II
Chair – Miyase Christensen
– Marwan Kraidy – Neo-Ottoman cool? Turkish foreign policy and popular culture in Arab Public discourse
– Zafer Yörük & Pantelis Vatikiotis – Soft power or illusion of hegemony: The case of the Turkish soap opera ‘colonialism’
– Yeşim Kaptan – Proximity in modernity: Reflections on the reception of Turkish melodramas in the Middle East
Altuğ Akın – Images of Europe and the self: Eurovision song contest as an instance of transnational communication

16:00-16:30
Discussion

16:30-17:00
Coffee Break

17:00-18:30 Session III
Chair – Gökçen Karanfil
– Nikos Leandros – Corporate strategies and the internationalization of media flows
– Naomi Sakr – The interplay of transnational and national interests in Arab media conglomerates: A comparison of Egyptian and Saudi Arabian examples
– Hamit Ersoy – RTÜK in the international arena

18:30-19:30
Discussion

19:30-21:30
Dinner at Konak Restaurant

11 May Friday
9:00-9:30
Tea and Coffee

9:30-11:30 Session IV
Chair – Hakan Tuncel
– Taha Yücel – The development of broadcasting sector in Turkey in light of the new legal regulations
– Gökçen Karanfil – Tapping the diaspora: Dynamics of transnational broadcasting in Turkey
– Volkan Öztürk – Regulatory bodies in the Middle Eastern countries

11:30-12:00
Discussion

12:00-13:00
Lunch