Tag Archives: Globalisation

Aug 20 2013

Who is winning the information war: security services or the new disruptive journalists?

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Like a lot of people I objected to the treatment of David Miranda at the hands of the UK security officials and I was worried by the pressure put on The Guardian, as related by editor Alan Rusbridger. But I … Continue reading

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May 13 2012

Breaking News In China

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China is making headlines around the world in many ways. The global media is fascinated by recent tales of alleged corruption and human rights abuse as well some signs that the all-mighty China economy might be stuttering. At the same … Continue reading

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Mar 13 2012

How China markets its national brand in the global power marketplace (guest blog)

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China is spending billions on promoting itself across the globe but how successful is this strategy? Polis Intern Celine Lau reports on a talk by Professor Jian (Jay) Wang, Associate Professor at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication … Continue reading

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Mar 3 2012

Soft Power, Nation Branding and China (March 13th talk)

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The real China media story might not be what happens to journalism in the People’s Republic itself. The real China media story might be the impact China has on global journalism as it invests billions in creating it’s own international … Continue reading

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Jun 8 2011

POLIS Journalism Conference: Reporting The World (March 23rd) #polis12

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME – FIND LINKS TO VIDEO HERE   Here is the Polis Journalism Conference schedule – we start promptly at 9am but bear in mind it is subject to change! The topics will include debates in the main auditorium looking … Continue reading

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May 27 2011

Facebook: why shouldn’t you trust them?

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If Facebook was a country – so the false analogy goes – it would be the world’s third largest with 500+ million ‘inhabitants’. But what’s it like to live there? I know that Facebook isn’t a country, but I wonder … Continue reading

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May 8 2011

POLIS in Perugia: three big debates on international journalism

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You can now watch the full video of three fascinating debates that I hosted at the International Festival of Journalism at Perugia this Easter. We talked about the Death of the Foreign Correspondent, in which I argued the Devil’s Advocate … Continue reading

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Apr 13 2011

Europe’s double-standards on freedom for Libya (guest-blog)

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The intervention in Libya has been portrayed in Europe as part of Western support for emerging democracies in north Africa and the Middle East. Yet, are there double-standards at work when it comes to dealing with one consequence of political … Continue reading

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Mar 25 2011

Why Is HuffPo Coming Here?

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Is the launch of a UK Huffington Post a serious venture, or is this just a half-hearted attempt to turn AOL’s latest acquisition into a global franchise? On the face of it there isn’t much going for the idea. The … Continue reading

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Mar 15 2011

Can Social Media Create a Better Society?

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“Can Social Media Create a Better Society?” This was the question I was asked to answer, along with Janan Ganesh (The Economist) and Suzanne Moore (The Guardian) at a StoneClub gathering. These are the notes for my introductory remarks. So, … Continue reading

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