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 Tuning into Media Distortions or... @ Online
Tuning into Media Distortions or... @ Online
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuning into Media Distortions or, What Do Deviant Media Categories Mean? @ Online
In this talk Elinor Carmi will talk about the politics behind categories we take for granted such as spam and noise, and what it means to our broader understanding of, and engagement with media. Her[...]
5:00 pm The Media Manifesto @ Online
The Media Manifesto @ Online
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Media Manifesto @ Online
Our media systems are in crisis. Run by unaccountable corporations and dominated by agendas and algorithms that are shrouded in mystery, these formerly trusted sources of information and entertainment have lost their way. As consumers,[...]