New Issue International Journal of Film and Media Arts

We hereby announce the launch of the new issue of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts – . This issue of IJFMA is dedicated to provocative approaches to the factual – from the poetic, personal and autobiographical through ‘objective’ documentary – through animation and live action filmmaking, in a way that gradually expands, making the first definition of documentary put forward by John Grierson increasingly more pertinent — “the creative treatment of actuality” — and includes articles by Chantal Poch, Yijing Wang, Tara Purnima Douglas, Jaime Lópes Diez, and Alex Widdowson. IJFMA is a peer-reviewed journal in the area of film and media arts that seeks to promote debate and reflection around all areas of film and media arts research and critique, namely animation, television, media arts and videogames, and their varied social and cultural forms of expression and materialization.

Special Edition of “Vista” Journal Co-edited by a CICANT Researcher

Vista – Visual Culture Journal is a peer-reviewed journal and operates under a double blind review process.

Each submitted work will be send to two reviewers previously invited to evaluate it, in accordance with the academic quality, originality and relevance for the objectives and scope of the issue of this edition of the journal.

Articles can be submitted in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French to the e-mails of the invited editors:; Guidelines for authors can be found here.

The New Populism, conducted by The Guardian

Claudia Alvares, an associate professor at Lusofona University in Lisbon, who was not involved in the Guardian research project, said: “The success of such politicians has very much to do with their capacity to convince their audiences that they do not belong to the traditional political system. As such, they are on a par with the people to the extent that neither they nor the people belong to the ‘corrupt’ elites.”

She said social media had a role to play in the rise of populism, its algorithmic model rewarding and promoting adversarial messages. “The anger that populist politicians manage to channel is fuelled by social media posts, because social media are very permeable to the easy spread of emotion. The end result is a rise in the polarisation of political and journalistic discourse.”

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