Center for Media at Risk Videos

Uploaded on 20 Dec 2019

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)

Music: "Algorithms" by Chad Crouch
From the Free Music Archive
CC BY-NC 3.0

Uploaded on 18 Sep 2019

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.

Uploaded on 24 May 2018

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
Uploaded on 24 May 2018

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, John L. Jackson, Jr. moderates the third panel, "Documentary," which featured the following presentations:

  • John Caldwell: Documentaries in Risk-Delegation Systems
  • Sam Gregory: Diversifying ‘Media’ at Risk: Challenges for Eyewitnesses, Media Activists and Human Rights Media Makers
  • Simon Kilmurray: Dangerous Docs: Filmmakers Under Attack
  • Bryce Renninger: Risk and Short Films in an Attention Economy
Uploaded on 24 May 2018

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, James English moderates the second panel, "Entertainment," which featured the following presentations:

  • Marjorie David: How Media Consolidation and Net Neutrality Foster Censorship in the Entertainment Industry
  • Jeffrey Jones: Who’s Joking? Late Night Comedy’s Cover Up
  • Maureen Ryan: Spin Cycle: The Powerful Forces Brought to Bear on the Entertainment Reporting Process
  • Nancy Wang Yuen: The Curious Case of Hollywood and “Freedom of Speech”

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