Anita Gurumurthy participated in the 2016 IAMCR Conference, held in Leicester, UK between 27th -31st July 2016. The theme for this year's conference was Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
Anita was invited to speak at the plenary session on Communication Rights. Her presentation examined the different ways by which e-government, as a new framework of governance, reorders gender ideologies in political communication. In this context, Anita argued, theoretical frameworks around the 'right to communicate' need to move beyond media plurality to an examination of structural exclusions in emerging digital architectures of information and communication and the complex relationship between data and democracy.