CMDS Summer School - Media Capture: The Relationship Between Power, Media Freedom and Advocacy

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:30am
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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:30am to Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

Arguably, the biggest challenge to media freedom and independent journalism today is the systemic political corruption in which private interests shape the decision-making process in state bodies and institutions. Increasingly, a model of captive, politically instrumentalized news media financed by owners, corporations, social and political groups, or governments, is becoming dominant in most parts of the world. This has severe consequences on independent media and journalism.

The aim of this course is to provide participants (researchers, journalists, activists, media practitioners, policymakers, advocates) with in-depth understanding of the nature of these new power relations and how they influence media and journalism; and with advocacy training to help them play a role in campaigning for progressive media policy and laws in their countries.

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