The Power of the Media: Reflections, Roles and Responsibilities

Friday, 20 July 2018: 19:30-20:50
Location: John Bassett Theatre (102) (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)

Language: English

There can be little doubt that public opinion is to a large extent molded by the media and essentially by social media, television, newspapers in all parts of the world. These sources of mass information and communication, (that are also sometimes used as propaganda tools), feature debates, analyses, comments on the leading issues and flash points confronting the world. We are also witnessing attacks on the freedom of the press and manipulation of the media by those in power. This spotlight session will include a distinguished panel of members of the media to discuss the power of the media, its roles and responsibilities, and the challenges and need for reporting the reality to the public in these tumultuous times. Panelists include Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent, BBC; and Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor, The Wire. The session will be open for questions and answers.

This event is co-sponsored by SAGE Publications

Session Organizer:
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
Lyse DOUCET, BBC, Chief International Correspondent, United Kingdom and Siddharth VARADARAJAN, Founding Editor, The Wire, India
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