London Event February 12 – The Changing Face of Media

PS21 Changing Face of Media event

Wednesday, February 12th, from 06:30 p.m., Room 1.01, Bush House (SE), Strand, London, WC2R 1ES

 

The emergence of so-called ‘alternative media’ and social media increasingly being relied on as a means to obtain information is subject to much debate in the Western hemisphere. Meanwhile, citizens of authoritarian regimes such as the Philippines and Turkey have to rely on social media and ‘alternative media outlets’, as traditional media outlets are often mouthpieces of propagandist governments.

How does the changing nature of the media affect freedom of speech in the world, and who should citizens turn to for information? What is the responsibility of journalists, media outlets and governments in ensuring both freedom of expression, as well as factuality? How do we fight disinformation in the new media age? And, who has the authority to decide what is real news, and what is fake news?

 

Speakers:

Jodie Ginsberg – Chief Executive at Index on Censorship.

Kemal Goktas – Journalist at Reuters Institute.

Dr Peter Busch – Senior Lecturer at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Meera Selva is the Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She has worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, the Independent and Handelsblatt Global.

Deborah Pout will be chairing the event. She is the founder of the Oxford Media Network, in addition to being a Communications Specialist and Middle East Analyst.

Doors open at 6pm, the event will begin at 6:30pm. Please bring photo ID.

Tickets will be available to book on Eventbrite soon.

 

 

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London Event 11 March – Changing Face of the United Nations

Monday, 11 March, from 06:00 p.m., King’s College London, Room 1.67, Franklin-Wilkins Building Waterloo Campus, SE1 9NH

Hosted by the King’s College London’s War Studies Department.

Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has played an instrumental part in global affairs. it has served as a platform in resealing international disputes, maintained peace in turbulent areas across the globe and played host to altruist diplomats and despotic dictators alike. It has not, however, been free of controversy. Criticism directed at the supposed ineffectiveness of the United Nations Security Council and accusations of abuse towards members of the peacekeeping corps, demonstrate that it is not a perfect organisation. As we delve deeper into the 21st Century, the future of the United Nations remains uncertain. Will it buckle and break under the pressure created by rising nationalism among its member states, or will it thrive in our ever more technological and connected world. Join PS21, hosted by King’s College London, for a discussion on the Future of the United Nations.

Speakers:

Dr Pablo de Orellana (Moderator) – Teaching Fellow at King’s College London, War Studies department.

Marcus Lenzen – Program advisor from the UN Department of Political Affairs from New York.

Vijay Mehta – Chair of Uniting for Peace and founding trustee of the Fortune Forum charity.

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