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
Oct
24
Thu
5:00 pm Fully Automated Luxury Communism @ University of Westminster (RS UG05)
Fully Automated Luxury Communism @ University of Westminster (RS UG05)
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fully Automated Luxury Communism @ University of Westminster (RS UG05) | England | United Kingdom
Aaron Bastani (Novara Media) – Fully Automated Luxury Communism Deployment of the term ‘crisis’ increasingly extends beyond politics and the economy, touching areas as diverse as demographic ageing and mental wellbeing. Indeed it is now[...]
Nov
7
Thu
5:00 pm Children and Screen Media in Ara... @ University of Westminster (RS UG04)
Children and Screen Media in Ara... @ University of Westminster (RS UG04)
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Children and Screen Media in Arab Contexts: An Ethnographic Perspective @ University of Westminster (RS UG04) | England | United Kingdom
Tarik Sabry & Nisrine Mansour (University of Westminster) – Children and Screen Media in Arab Contexts: An Ethnographic Perspective Using empirical evidence from a three-year AHRC research project, exploring uses of digital media by Arab[...]
Nov
21
Thu
5:00 pm We Need to Talk About Robots: Ge... @ University of Westminster (RS UG04)
We Need to Talk About Robots: Ge... @ University of Westminster (RS UG04)
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We Need to Talk About Robots: Gender, Datafication and AI @ University of Westminster (RS UG04) | England | United Kingdom
Aristea Fotopoulou (University of Brighton) – We Need to Talk About Robots: Gender, Datafication and AI This talk reviews how the acceleration of data infrastructure development and growing adoption of data practices in everyday life[...]
Nov
25
Mon
6:00 pm How to Fail a Degree: Launch of ... @ University of Westminster (Marylebone, Room LG15 - Cayley)
How to Fail a Degree: Launch of ... @ University of Westminster (Marylebone, Room LG15 - Cayley)
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Fail a Degree: Launch of The Media and Communications Study Guide @ University of Westminster (Marylebone, Room LG15 - Cayley) | England | United Kingdom
Launch of the much-anticipated Media and Communications Study Skills Guide by Doug Specht. Doug Specht will be introducing his new book through a light-hearted and amusing look at what it means to undertake a degree[...]
Dec
10
Tue
5:00 pm Book launch: Citizen Media and P... @ University of Westminster (The Boardroom)
Book launch: Citizen Media and P... @ University of Westminster (The Boardroom)
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Book launch: Citizen Media and Practice @ University of Westminster (The Boardroom) | England | United Kingdom
Join us for the launch of Citizen Media and Practice: Currents, Connections, Challenges – edited by Hilde C. Stephansen and Emiliano Treré (Routledge, 2019). Organised by the Centre for the Study of Democracy in collaboration[...]