The Center for Media at Risk of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania held a virtual colloquium on April 15, 2020. The presenter was LaCharles Ward, a Center for Media at Risk Postdoctoral Fellow, and the title of the presentation was "The Lively Dead: Carrie Mae Weems, Photography, and Black Life’s Requiem."
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On April 1, 2020, The Center for Media at Risk of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for publication held a virtual colloquium entitled "Mob Censorship: Online Intimidation of Journalists and the Risks of Digital Publicity." It was presented by Silvio Waisbord, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School.
Authoritarian governments are on the rise worldwide, and their dampening effect on media freedom is a direct threat to the free flow of information - the very basis of democracy. On December 6, 2019, the Center for Media at Risk held its annual symposium, entitled "Authoritarianism: Power/Resistance" at the Annenberg School for Communications.
In this video, attendees weigh in on what can be done to resist threats to media freedom. Speakers include Maryam Al-Khawaja (human rights activist), François Heinderyckx (Université libre de Bruxelles), Melissa Chan (freelance journalist), Federico Finchelstein (New School for Social Research), Keith Gessen (novelist and journalist), and Maria Ressa (Rappler)
Born out of an interest in how journalists are protected worldwide, Doctoral Candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen is now exploring the way that journalists adopt information security technologies, and the reasons that they can be reluctant to employ them.
The Center for Media at Risk, directed by Professor Barbie Zelizer, formally launched in April 2018. Entitled “What is Media at Risk?,” its launch symposium was a cross-disciplinary conference that brought together media practitioners, media scholars, and media assist organizations to define what “media at risk” means globally in circumstances of political intimidation and what can be done to resist it.
In this video, Michael X. Delli Carpini moderates the fourth panel, "Journalism," which featured the following presentations:
- Arzu Geybulla: No Longer Just a Risk, But an Everyday Reality: Stories from Azerbaijan
- Parker Higgins: Protecting Journalists in the Age of Trump
- Jay Rosen: The Campaign to Discredit the Press
- Silvio Waisbord: Who Cares? When Society Fails to Safeguard Journalists at Risk
- Claire Wardles: F*** News: What's at Stake When We Don't Take Terminology and Definitions Seriously