Introduction

Conflict, Childhood and Communication (CONINCOM) is an interdisciplinary research network that aims to study issues on social conflict, media treatment and the social perception of violence.

We research on the social uses of Media and the ICTs and the impact that media messages might have over the audiences, specially those considered “sensitive” as children and teenager. We also work with specific social groups as women or immigrants that have been discriminated historically and that usually don’t get an adequate media treatment.
The groups’ research area focus are:

  • Childhood, violence and TV: the interpretation that children do of violent images in the TV screen.
  • Ethics, journalism and the treatment of conflict.
  • Digital gap and generational conflict.
  • Symbolic violence and violated identities. The treatment of violence against women and minorities in media.
  • Representations of violence in advertising: cognitive and behavioral effects.