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
Feb
25
Tue
6:00 pm What are the ‘media’ doing to ou... @ Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, B01
What are the ‘media’ doing to ou... @ Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, B01
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jean Seaton is a professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and the official historian of the BBC. She has written widely on the history and role of the media in politics, wars,[...]
Mar
5
Thu
5:00 pm Data Colonialism and the Hollowi... @ University of Westminster (Room UG04)
Data Colonialism and the Hollowi... @ University of Westminster (Room UG04)
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Data Colonialism and the Hollowing Out of the Social World @ University of Westminster (Room UG04) | England | United Kingdom
Nick Couldry (London School of Economics and Political Science) – Data Colonialism and the Hollowing Out of the Social World This talk will introduce the argument of Nick’s recent book, The Costs of Connection: How[...]
Mar
19
Thu
5:00 pm Reimagining Journalism: Commerci... @ University of Westminster (Room UG05)
Reimagining Journalism: Commerci... @ University of Westminster (Room UG05)
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reimagining Journalism: Commercial Collapse & Post-Capitalist Alternatives @ University of Westminster (Room UG05) | England | United Kingdom
Victor Pickard (University of Pennsylvania) – Reimagining Journalism: Commercial Collapse and Post-Capitalist Alternatives As local media institutions collapse and news deserts sprout up across the US and beyond, commercial journalism is facing a profound crisis.[...]
Mar
26
Thu
5:00 pm Tuning into Media Distortions or... @ University of Westminster (Fyvie Hall)
Tuning into Media Distortions or... @ University of Westminster (Fyvie Hall)
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuning into Media Distortions or, What Do Deviant Media Categories Mean? @ University of Westminster (Fyvie Hall) | England | United Kingdom
Elinor Carmi (Liverpool University) – Tuning into Media Distortions or, What Do Deviant Media Categories Mean? In this talk Elinor Carmi will talk about the politics behind categories we take for granted such as spam[...]
Apr
9
Thu
5:00 pm Politics of Location Data, Mobil... @ University of Westminster (Room UG05)
Politics of Location Data, Mobil... @ University of Westminster (Room UG05)
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Politics of Location Data, Mobilities, and Algorithmic Decision-Making @ University of Westminster (Room UG05) | England | United Kingdom
Didem Özkul (UCL) – Machine Learning on the Move: Politics of Location Data, Mobilities, and Algorithmic Decision-Making The current global political and economic crisis has allowed location tracking and geo-profiling to grow exponentially, most prevalent[...]