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Reporting Terror: First Lessons From New Zealand

The shocking attack in New Zealand is a reminder that terrorism is above all a media act. Without publicity there would be no point for the terrorist. They are attempts to show their power, recruit supporters, encourage emulators, to disrupt society and to provoke the authorities into reactions that might bolster their sinister strategies. The option of a media […]

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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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