Divina Frau-Meigs

Professor of American Studies and Mass Media Sociology at Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. Fulbright and Lavoisier, Divina graduated from the Sorbonne University, Stanford University (Palo Alto) and the Annenberg School for Communications (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia). Sociologist of the media, she is specialized in the contents and behaviors at risk (violence, pornography, information, media panics, ...) as well as issues of reception and use of information and communication technologies (acculturation, regulation, identity, cultural diversity, etc.). It holds the UNESCO Chair in "Know-How in the Age of Sustainable Digital Development:

At the new Sorbonne, she led the CREW, an international research group on the English worlds, where she coordinates the axis on media in globalization. It participates in the work of the CNRS Institute of Communication Sciences. She has created the Master Pro AIGEME (Computer Applications: Management, Media Education, E-training), with a double specialty, "engineering of distance education" and "engineering of media education". Since 2014, she has also led the CLEMI, the Media and Information Education Liaison Center, a media and information education operator for the Ministry of National Education.

In research, she leads the ANR TRANSLIT project ( www.translit.fr ), which reflects on the epistemology of trans-literacy (the convergence of media education, information and digital) and observes the practices of young people in this field. It oversees the implementation of the European project ECO ( www.ecolearning.eu ), which is setting up MOOC (massively open online courses) on "digital fundamentals" in six countries, with a willingness to share convenient. She created the journal InMedia , accessible on revues.org, to publish French research in English.

In addition to numerous articles in national and international journals, she has published or co-ordinated some twenty books (three of which have been nominated for research prizes ( Screens of Violence, which hijacked September 11). In 2007, for Unesco, it produced a Media Education Kit for teachers, parents and professionals (downloadable at unesco.org/ci, in English and French). 2009, for the Alliance of Civilizations, she published, with Jordi Torrent, Mapping Media Education Policies in the World: Visions, Programs and Challenges, which provides a global mapping of media education policies (downloadable at unaoc.org, in English and Spanish). It presented the Global Monitoring Report of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), priority line C8 "cultural diversity" and C9 "media", CSTD, Geneva (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013). It also drafted the "Emerging Trends" report for WSIS + 10 (February 2013), as well as an issue of the Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines on "Internet governance in dispute" (2013) and a critical glossary on Cultural Diversity in the Digital Age (2014).

She is currently working on issues of cultural diversity, e-learning, media education and media co-regulation (audiovisual, internet). She develops her personal theory of the media as cognitive and generative artifacts, which affect the processes of socialization of young people in her latest monographs, Media Matters in the cultural contradictions of the information society. Towards a human rights-based governance (Press of the Council of Europe, 2011), Socialization of young people and media education (Eres, 2011) and Thinking the society of the screen. Devices and uses (Presses de la Sorbonne nouvelle, 2011).

She is an expert at UNESCO, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other governmental bodies in France (CSA, Ministry of Education, Culture, etc.) other countries (Uruguay, Egypt, Brazil, Morocco, etc.). It promotes the media in relation to human rights and ethics and has contributed to the development of the recent European recommendations on media education, youth autonomy on networks, filtering systems in the information society and human dignity in the media environment.

At the associative level, she was vice-president of the AIERI / IAMCR (International Association for Studies and Research in Information-Communication, 2002-2008) and currently heads the section "Research in Media Education" (2009-2015 ). She is a founding member and elected to the office of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA, 2008-2012). She was also Vice-President for International Relations of the French Society of Information Sciences-Communication (SFSIC, 1993-96). She is also a member of the Scientific Council of Enjeux e-médias (2003-2014).

In the debates on the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2003-05), it was part of the NGO coalition of UNESCO which defended the interests of civil society. At the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva 2003-Tunis 2005), she coordinated the Education, Teaching and Research Coalition and is part of the Civil Society Bureau. In 2006, she received "E-Toile d'Or" from the Internet for her research and her work promoting knowledge technologies for all. It continues to represent the interests of civil society in various international forums including the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (four-yearly report), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ).