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Steven Barnett speaks to The Guardian about the government’s assault on BBC licence fee

On Sunday culture secretary Nadine Dorries tweeted that “this licence fee announcement will be the last“. This barely veiled threat to the BBC and its funding was seen by […]

17 January 2022
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CAMRI’s Winston Mano Calls for Decolonising Media Development

Power relations in media development are dominated by those from the resource rich global North. The skewed relations perpetuate coloniality and Western hegemony in the sector. The media development/aid […]

14 December 2021
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Doug Specht discusses responsible and ethical use of location data for the RGS Ask a Geographer Podcast

Doug Specht has recently spoken to the Royal Geographical Society’s Ask the Geographer podcast about the responsible and ethical use of location data. In the wide ranging discussion on […]

8 December 2021
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Doug Specht speaks on Envrionmental Justice and Social Media at Universidad Científica del Sur

Last week Doug Specht joined Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam), and Daniela Grassau (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) to discuss media and power in Latin America as part of […]

8 December 2021
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Doug Specht delivers keynote speech about making equality in maps at Government Geography Profession annual conference

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Media and Communication, gave a keynote speech about seeing and making equality through maps at […]

8 December 2021
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Steven Barnett delivers Shirley Williams lecture on the BBC’s centenary, its contribution to public life, and threats to its survival

On 2nd December, Professor Steven Barnett delivered the most recent Shirley Williams lecture, titled: “100 years of the BBC: Britain’s extraordinary gift to the world, but for how much […]

3 December 2021
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Call for Contributors: THE HANDBOOK OF ONLINE RESEARCH ETHICS

Bloomsbury is pleased to announce the development of a very exciting new project: The Handbook of Online Research Ethics. It is nearly 20 years since the launch of the […]

1 December 2021
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British Broadcasting Challenge write Letter to the Commissioner for Public Appointments, William Shawcross

The British Broadcasting Challenge, who count among their members Prof. Jean Seaton and Prof. Steven Barnett, have written to William Shawcross CVO, the Commissioner for Public Appointments, expressing their […]

30 November 2021
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Musab Iqbal joins a TRT World Forum roundtable on racism, culture wars, and the polarisation of global politics

In an interconnected and interdependent world, challenges to social cohesion, whether based on race, religion, culture or ethnicity, can no longer be considered purely as an internal matter and […]

30 November 2021
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Jean Seaton on The Government vs the BBC for Politico’s Westminster insider Podcast

Professor Jean Seaton appeared on last week’s Westminster Insider Podcast. During the show, which is produced by Politico, presenter Jack Blanchard picked through the long and turbulent relationship between […]

23 November 2021
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