freedom of speech

Charlie Hebdo and the Other Within (guest blog)

This article by LSE Media and Communications Associate Professor Dr Bart Cammaerts

A few days after the horror, brutalism and destruction there is a slowly growing some space for some degree of rationalization of what happened last week. I have two main observations to make here: first and inevitably, freedom of speech needs to be discussed and contextualized, second coinciding […]


Contentious politics, stratified society and the elusive public: myths and reality of Chinese media (guest blog)

In China there there are vast amounts of people online, the Government has control but social media is changing politics. That’s the consensus view but in this article, LSE’s Bingchun Meng tackles what she sees as some of the misunderstandings about the state of China Media. Recently the Open Society Foundation published an extensive reporton the state of digital media […]

October 22nd, 2012|International, Media|0 Comments|

Political Violence: symbolism that only works if you let it

The one lesson that all of us have learnt since the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington is that tiny networks of highly motivated minorities can now have a massively disproportionate impact on world affairs, partly thanks to the networked nature of global politics. So today’s murder of the US Libyan ambassador is going to have impact way beyond the […]

September 12th, 2012|International, Media|1 Comment|