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Issue 34, Summer/Fall 2022 on “Media & the Environment”

Arab Media & Society, the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, is seeking submissions for our next issue on “Media & the Environment.”

With the heightened risks of water insecurity, the inequitable distribution of resources, and the continuous and increasing rate of climate displacement, accurate reporting on climate change has become imperative. Several Arab states have begun to prioritize environmental issues through the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national strategic plans, such as Vision 2030. As Egypt prepares to host the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27), the environment has also received more attention in academic circles and media. This includes climate change’s effect on energy resources, migration, and even war and insecurity in the region. Owing to the importance of mitigating climate risks by raising awareness, and in light of COP27, Arab Media & Society has decided to focus on the environment in its upcoming issue 34 (summer/fall 2022).

Papers may address (but are not limited to) the suggested subtopics below:

  • Media and communication perspectives on climate change
  • Coverage of climate change and conflict/civil war 
  • Analysis on media and pollution (water, plastics, air, etc.)
  • Reporting on water issues/crises 
  • Reporting on the environment in an era of warfare/turmoil
  • Media laws and regulations relating to climate change and the environment
  • Public awareness of climate and environmental issues
  • Social media and the natural environment 
  • Media’s role in rallying support for climate change efforts
  • Climate skepticism and the media
  • Politicization of the environment in the media
  • Media and climate activism 
  • Media and the SDGs/Vision 2030
  • Media and communication perspective on sustainability and renewables 
  • ICT’s use for environmental issues/climate change mitigation

While we welcome submissions from diverse disciplines and perspectives, articles should relate in some way to the Arab world and its diaspora, and media or communication technology. Submissions for peer-review consideration should be received by August 1st, 2022; and all other submissions, including book and conference reviews, shorter research papers, and columns, should be received by August 15th, 2022. Submissions should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style and may be up to 10,000 words, including footnotes, and citations (author-date). All submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx files, and should include the author’s name as it will be published, their affiliation, and a brief abstract of no more than 150 words. Send articles and ideas to editor@arabmediasociety.com.

For more information on our publishing policies please visit www.arabmediasociety.com/publishing-policies/.