Global Communication Studies

The Current State of Media in Georgia

Ana Keshelashvili, a visiting scholar from Georgia at the Center for Global Communication Studies, will present a talk on the current state of media in Georgia, focusing on the idea of the "colored revolutions" and how media played a part in it and what has changed since revolution in media.

Iran's Media Thirty Years after the Revolution: The State, New Spaces, and Identity in the Islamic Republic

As the Iranian Revolution comes upon its 30th anniversary in 2009, spaces within Iranian media are challenging the core ideology of that Islamic Republic. Evolving from a "revolutionary media" to a "reform period" in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Iranian media have grown from a few publications and broadcast outlets to a wide array of print, satellite, Internet and mobile telephone operations, later to be curtailed under the Presidency of Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

Construction of Chinese Women for the Beijing Olympics

Gerbner Fellow Hongmei Li, Ph.D. will present this lecture.  It will look at the gendered aspect and self-Orientalization of the Beijing Olympics by analyzing how women athletes, cheerleaders and Chinese women in general were represented. It situates the analysis in the larger context of China's search for modernity in an increasingly globalized world. Dr.


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