Co-organised by the British Film Institute, Open University and ESRC.
The news media are central arenas of political conflict and public debate. The proliferation of satellite news channels brings new transnational configurations of audiences into being that may have unpredictable consequences for states, governance and citizenship. This conference will bring together academics, journalists and policy-makers to analyse and evaluate the role played by television news in mediating the events of September 11 and ensuing conflicts. It will examine diverse audiences and competing narratives of causes and consequences.
The political management of news agendas and audiences
The ethics and aesthetics of representing terror and war
Collective identifications and grammars of 'othering'
Transnational news, governance and citizenship
Presenting the findings of collaborative research on transnational news agendas and audiences by a team of some 30 multi-lingual researchers.
Presentations from invited speakers in addition to analyses of:
Terrestrial and satellite news agendas from around the world, with evaluation of broadcasters’ management of agendas and audiences
Reception of TV news in mono- and multi-lingual households and families in the UK and elsewhere
Chris Doyle (Communications Officer, Council of Advancement of Arab-British Understanding)
Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway)
Robert Fisk (Middle East Correspondent for the Independent)
Frank Gardner (BBC Middle East Correspondent)
Karim Karim (Acting Assoc. Director, School of Journalism & Communication, Carleton University, Canada)
Tamar Liebes (Professor of Communication, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Shireen Mazari (Director the Institute of Strategic Studies, Pakistan)
Baqer Moin (Head of BBC Persian & Pashto Service)
For further details see the website.
University of Wales
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