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Xin Xin discusses Why China’s tech-savvy millennials are quitting WeChat

Disillusioned users are leaving China’s most popular social network over growing privacy fears, writes Laurie Chen for the South China Morning Post. The article, published this week discusses the […]

1st August 2018

Call for Chapters – Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication, and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping.

This call for chapters welcomes abstract submissions on the theme of Mapping Crisis for publication in an edited volume. This book aims to bring together critical perspectives on the […]

1st August 2018

Steven Barnett discusses what Cliff Richard versus the BBC means for press freedom

On Wednesday Sir Cliff Richard was awarded a minimum of £210,000 in damages after successfully suing the BBC for a serious breach of his privacy. The court ruling followed […]

19th July 2018

Dacre’s departure from the Daily Mail “will lead into a different kind of national discourse,” says Steven Barnett in the Atlantic

This week, an article in The Atlantic, by Tom Rachman, asks if Geordie Greig, the incoming editor of the Daily Mail, might be the man to change to shape […]

18th July 2018

Hugh Grant delivers speech at Power Without Responsibility book launch

Professor Jean Seaton and Professor James Curran launched the eighth edition of their book ‘Power Without Responsibility: Broadcasting, Press and Internet in Britain’ at the University of Westminster on […]

12th July 2018

RE-imagining Cultural Histories of the Middle East and North Africa Conference

On Thursday 28 of June 2018, the Communication and Media Research Institute co-organised the Arab Media Centre’s 13th International annual conference. The other organisers were the Centre for Global […]

4th July 2018

What happens when China’s state-run media embraces AI?

Two CAMRI academics have been quoted by a Columbia Journalism Review article that questions what might happen when China’s state-run media embraces AI. The article builds upon a 2016 […]

4th July 2018

Orwell Prize event asks ‘Why does it take a catastrophe?’

Each year, The Orwell Prize awards prizes for the writing and journalism which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. Prizes were awarded […]

27th June 2018

China Media Centre presents CCTV productions at the British Museum

The University of Westminster’s China Media Centre hosts two conferences in partnership with China Central Television (CCTV) celebrating successful collaborations between UK and Chinese television teams. The first, entitled […]

22nd June 2018

2018 Charles Wheeler Award presented to Michael Crick at the University of Westminster

Gina Miller delivered the keynote speech at the award ceremony hosted in the Regent Street Cinema. Organised by the British Journalism Review and the University of Westminster, the Charles […]

21st June 2018
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