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WEBINAR – WILL COVID-19 TRIGGER A NEW ERA OF MEDIA DEVELOPMENT? BIG IDEAS FROM SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS
17/06/2020 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Title: Will COVID-19 Trigger a New Era of Media Development? Big Ideas from Scholars and Practitioners
Date: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT/15:00 – 17:00 CEST
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CK_iXXgBTE-TugiyJSPYGA
About the webinar
The COVID-19 crisis has been called a “trigger event” – a sudden shock that changes what is politically possible.
This triggering effect has been evident in the media sector, where the murmurs for change have grown louder and bolder. The crisis has especially brought into the public eye the fragility of the market-driven supports for quality media and the intense human toll of failing to address the disinformation crisis.
For those long toiling to strengthen the viability and professionalism of independent media around the world, what major changes would they like to see after COVID-19? The IAMCR’s Media Sector Development Working Group and GFMD invites you to a webinar to explore big ideas for reshaping media development in the wake of the crisis.
- Marius Dragomir – Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society, Central European University
- Jairo Lugo-Ocando – Professor in Residence, Director of Executive & Graduate Education, Northwestern University in Qatar
- Audrey Gadzekpo – Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana and the Dean of the School of Information and Communication Studies
- Mijal Iastrebner – Co-founder and Director, SembraMedia
- Tom Law – Media Policy Advisor, Global Forum for Media Development
- UNESCO’s Guy Berger (Moderator) – Director for Strategy and Policy (CI/SPO) and Secretary of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
This webinar is part of the 2020 IAMCR Conference and organised by the IAMCR Media Sector Development Working Group Chairs: Nicholas Benequista, PhD, Senior Program Specialist, Governance and Justice, International Development Research Centre; Susan Abbott, Doctoral Researcher, and Dr. Winston Mano, Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster; and Dr. Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Northwestern University, Qatar.