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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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    Meeting the Challenge of Transformation: the changing landscape of strategic communication

Meeting the Challenge of Transformation: the changing landscape of strategic communication

By LSE MSc student Victoria Spiteri

We are constantly being reminded of the rapid pace at which journalism and media are evolving. Rachel Friend, CEO of Weber Shandwick UK, uses this pace to drive her work, and to invigorate how her company meets the transformation challenges a globalized world presents to the strategic communications industry.

In the current crowded communications landscape […]

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What makes a great leader? On understanding the public

This article is by LSE MSc student Evie Ioannidi, and covers a recent talk by Deborah Mattinson (pictured right), Founding Director of BritainThinks, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

As party conference season draws to a close, it looks like Theresa May might be in need of a break. As the BBC’s political editor so presciently tweeted, analysis […]

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    Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges

Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges

By Guest Blogger Emma Wilson

There is no doubt that coverage of mental health stories has grown in recent years. With an economic cost set at £105bn in the UK, and one in four adults estimated to have a mental health problem, it has become a greater feature on the political agenda. In news reporting, this has provided a powerful […]

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The Archipelago of Press Restriction in Turkey

By Guest Bloggers Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan

Turkey’s independent media died a slow and painful death, a result of years of co-option, censorship and repression. But critical journalism faded with a whimper and not a bang even before Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power.

Today, Turkey is the world’s biggest imprisoner of journalists. The […]

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