Center for Media at Risk: Annual Symposium

Authoritarianism: Power/Resistance
Date: 
06 Dec 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Location: 
Annenberg School, Room 109
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Open to the Public
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Symposium

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How do the media operate in authoritarian states? What obstructs and constrains autonomous media practice? What makes resistance among media practitioners possible? This symposium will address the many shapes of global authoritarianism as it impedes the media, consider forms of resistance common to media practitioners and ponder media futures amidst rising authoritarian trends. With an eye to clarifying the devices by which authoritarianism leaves its stamp, this symposium aims to illuminate how the media might position themselves more productively in the power/resistance nexus. Directed by Barbie Zelizer, this all-day symposium will take place on Friday, December 6RSVP HERE!


10:00-10:30am             

Breakfast


10:30-10:45am ​​​             

Introduction

John L. Jackson, Jr. -  Walter H. Annenberg Dean

Barbie Zelizer - Center for Media at Risk Director


10:45am-12:15pm         

Panel One: Repression        

Federico FinchelsteinPopulism, Fascism and the New Media Landscape

Maryam Al-KhawajaMedia In Times of Revolution

Cas MuddeThe Media and Populism: A Complex Relationship

Moderator: François Heinderyckx


12:15-1:30pm                  

Lunch


1:30-3:00pm                    

Panel Two: Complicity 

Jan-Werner MuellerOn the Populist Art of Governance

Melissa Chan - China’s Media Strategy: Legitimate Soft Power Campaigns or Influence Operations?

Keith GessenAgainst "Authoritarianism": A Critique of the Concept of Being “Unfree”

Moderator: Natalia Roudakova


3:00-3:15pm                    

Refreshments


3:15-4:45pm                    

Panel Three: Defiance

Elizabeth JelinCommunication Strategies of Popular Movements as Resistance and Defiance

Farida Nabourema -Citizen Journalism: A Response to Media Coercion Under Authoritarian Regimes

Maria RessaFighting Back with Data

Moderator: Silvio Waisbord


4:45-5:00pm                     

Closing


Symposium Student Committee: Megan Genovese, Jennifer R. Henrichsen, Florence Madenga and Jeanna Sybert.

RSVP to attend the symposium HERE!

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