The CAMRI Policy Observatory aims to amplify the impact of our research on policy debates and developments nationally, internationally and globally. The Observatory engages in outreach, networking and publication activities, seeking to establish links with a variety of policymakers and stakeholders, including civil society, media organisations, politicians and government officials.

The Observatory focuses on the themes that the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) specialises in, ranging from communication policy to our work on multiculturalism, immigration and the refugee crisis, the political economy of digital media companies, civic engagement and activist communities, the internet of things, digital surveillance, media and development, and children’s media in the Arab world. The Observatory also draws on our expertise in media and communication research across Europe, China, Africa, Latin America and the Arab world, offering a broader perspective on policy debates in the UK and internationally.

Upcoming Policy Observatory Events
5:00 pm Data ethics in geography teachin... @ Online
Data ethics in geography teachin... @ Online
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ethics is becoming an increasingly important area of consideration when working with geographic data. In industry, concerns over privacy, ownership of data and how data is used form part of project planning. For students, geography[...]
12:30 pm Power Without Responsibility: Co... @ Online
Power Without Responsibility: Co... @ Online
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Power Without Responsibility: Comparative national overviews @ Online
The first in a series of workshops centred on the legacy of James Curran and Jean Seaton’s Power without Responsibility The Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre is organising a monthly series of workshops celebrating 40[...]
5:00 pm Platform Socialism @ Online
Platform Socialism @ Online
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Platform Socialism @ Online
James Muldoon (University of Exeter) – Platform Socialism Tech companies have been criticised for their surveillance practices, privacy breaches and monopolistic ambitions. Instead of inquiring as to how we could ‘fix’ Facebook, this seminar explores[...]
4:00 pm Decolonising Approaches to Users... @ Online
Decolonising Approaches to Users... @ Online
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Decolonising Approaches to Users and Audiences in the Global South: Context, Theory and Method @ Online
Cultural translation, a perpetual movement from one constituted historical context and language to another, has proved to be a complex affair, necessitating a shuttling between different languages, ‘thresholds’ (Bhabha 2021), ‘fronteras’ or borderlands (Anzaldúa 2016),[...]