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Jamia Millia Islamia to Organise a seminar on ‘Twitter Life World of Political Elites in India’

Feb 1, 2014 11:27 IST

    Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, is to conduct a Seminar on ‘Twitter Life World of Political Elites in India’.

    Date of Seminar:  01 February 2014

    Venue: CCG Network Governance Lab in the Jamia Millia Islamia Campus, Delhi.

    In the Seminar, as the part of data collection and data analysis, tweets from selected 10 twitter accounts were collected over a period of 1 month, before the declaration of one of the national political party's Prime Ministerial (PM) candidate for the upcoming national election (2014) of India. The paper will be an endeavor to comprehend national political agenda and social engagement of 10 top and famous political elites of India who uses the micro-blogging website – Twitter.

    Twitter has become a mouth piece of some most influential political elites across all major political parties. It also emerged as the most prevailing weapon in the hands of political elites to produce an exclusive platform where they can interplay between the knowledge and power.

    Chief Guest of Seminar:

    The Chief Guest of the Seminar will be Dr. Santosh K Patra, Assistant Professor at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), India, who will also head the Seminar. D. Patra has completed his Ph.D. in New Media and Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India and possess teaching and research interest in the areas of New Media & Society, Media Agenda Setting, Theories of Political-Economy, Social Media & Changing trends of Communication.

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