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    Reform in Saudi Arabia’s media and cultural policies – challenges and opportunities

Reform in Saudi Arabia’s media and cultural policies – challenges and opportunities

Saudi Arabia is a country in transition to a more modern economy and society but still it faces challenges. One is to reshape its broader culture and media policies and leave behind and old system which includes socio-economic restrictions .  Dr Florence Eid-Oakden is a British economist, CEO of Arabia Monitor research firm and formerly head of MENA research at JP […]

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January 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The last ten years has seen a paradox of power for journalists. Overall, the ability of the mainstream news media to set agendas and control information has been drastically diminished. However, individual journalists or acts of journalism can have more impact than ever before. This matters. To the journalists, but also to the public, because knowledge is power and […]

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Rethinking journalism at a time of crisis: November 29th

Journalism is going through a period of disruption, depletion and assault. At a time when democratic politics needs the information, deliberation and accountability that journalism can facilitate, the practice itself is under various threats. What research can contribute to rebuilding journalism and its political role?

Polis is hosting a research workshop on new research directions with:

Prof Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University)

Respondents:
Prof Jane Singer […]

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November 16th, 2018|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

With its polarizing candidates, tense political climate and rampant spread of fake news, the 2018 Brazilian Elections have caused quite a stir on the global stage. LSE post-graduate student Ariane Paquet-Labelle reports on what is a critical moment for the media as well as democracy.

An especially interesting aspect of this election is how candidates have chosen to run their campaigns […]

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    The New Media Ethics: Nick Clegg can be Facebook’s conscience

The New Media Ethics: Nick Clegg can be Facebook’s conscience

In his latest blog, George Pitcher asks what is in the Clegg appointment for Facebook and concludes that he can be a prophetic voice in Mark Zuckerberg’s wilderness

As the Times columnist Hugo Rifkind has noted, social-media posts about Nick Clegg over the past week or so have divided fairly neatly between those who are disappointed with him for accepting […]

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