Center for Media at Risk - Launch Symposium

19 Apr 2018 - 5:00pm to 21 Apr 2018 - 3:30pm
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University of Pennsylvania
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Please save-the-date for the Center for Media at Risk Launch Symposium!

Keynote Address: Thursday, April 19 at Perry World House

Symposium: Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21 at the Annenberg School for Communication

"What is Media at Risk?" is a cross-disciplinary conference bringing 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.

Given the proliferating nature of creeping authoritarianism around the world, these efforts will help highlight Penn’s mission to explain more fully what political intimidation in the media – in documentary, journalism, entertainment and the digital environment – looks like worldwide. 

Additional information and registration details to come...

Center for Media at Risk
Towards a Free and Critical Media Environment
The Center for Media at Risk is devoted to fostering free and critical media practice and scholarship. Political intimidation threatens media practitioners worldwide, while disinformation campaigns destabilize public trust in an unprecedented fashion. The Center will provide a global hub for practical and scholarly strategizing in response to the threatening political conditions that currently undermine the global media environment. Understanding how media practitioners work under threatening political conditions—from explicit totalitarian regimes to circumstances of creeping authoritarianism—rests at the core of the university’s mission. The Center for Media at Risk will provide the educational tools necessary for identifying the changing parameters of political intimidation across the global media landscape. 

If you would like to be added to the Center for Media at Risk events list serve, please contact Emily Plowman.

This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.