Rafael Ventura has participated in the IAMCR 2014 Conference held in Hyderabad, India from 15 to 19 July 2014.
The Conference was organized by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) under the theme "Region as a Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice". The conference theme seeks to explore the dynamics of media systems, communication patterns and organizational relationships within this new “framing” of region as a physical and conceptual category. The theme thus lends itself to panels and papers dealing with a wide range of specific sub-themes and topics.
The paper of Rafael Ventura was entitled "Heteronormativity in the informative discourse of Spanish TV newscasts" and was presented at the table: "Media, sexuality and the erotic", located in the Gender and Communication Section. In the paper it is questioned the need to explore the existence of a heteronormative discourse in communicative spaces still unexplored under this perspective, as the TV news.