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Navigating a complex media landscape

Charlie Beckett asks: How do you reach an audience to pay attention to your research or publications in a world where media power is shifting and the terms of communication trade are becoming more complicated and subjective?

An old friend of mine who used to work in the ’80s as chief press office for an international NGO told me that […]

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  • Jungle Books is the Camps’s library along with a kids area. Volunteers work hand in hand with refugees to alleviate the deteriorating living conditions of the camp.
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    From Cairo to Calais: a trip to the refugee camp at the dark heart of Europe

From Cairo to Calais: a trip to the refugee camp at the dark heart of Europe

Monica Ibrahim is an MSc student at LSE with a focus on media, gender and development. She has worked previously as a communications specialist for several civil society entities in Egypt. She has also worked a journalist for multiple outlets including GlobalPost, CBC TV Channel in Cairo and Scripps Howard in Washington DC. Follow her on Twitter @monica_ibrahime

I found myself […]

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February 2nd, 2016|Featured, International|1 Comment|

Media for Social Change

Beyond the technology itself, it is important to look for ways in which media and communications are influencing the very nature of social change

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    The lesson for journalism from the VW diesel test scandal: get help

The lesson for journalism from the VW diesel test scandal: get help

The revelation that one of the world’s largest and most trusted businesses has been deliberately cheating on environmental tests has rocked the automative industry. It is a classic case of what I have written about elsewhere as the benefits of transparency for all organisations. Ethics is as important now as economics. But it is also a significant moment for […]

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Caring in Crisis – Why development and humanitarian NGOs need to change how they relate to the public

This post was written by Dr Shani Orgad from the Department of Media and Communications at LSE and Dr Bruna Seu, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck.  Ian Birrell, a staunch critic of the humanitarian aid sector, has attacked ‘cash-swollen charities’ for focusing ‘on hitting on an outdated aid target, instead of on results’. Unfortunately, the UK public seems often to share similar sentiments of […]

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July 8th, 2014|Development|0 Comments|