Diskussion am 23. Oktober 2017 in Washington DC ICS

Media Capture: How the Mix of Money and Power Undermines Journalism

Die Bedrohungen für den unabhängigen Journalismus kommen inzwischen nicht mehr nur in Form von staatlicher Kontrolle. Dort wo Kämpfer einer offener Gesellschaft gegen Unterdrückung und Zensur mobilisieren, sind sie jetzt mit "Media Capture" konfrontiert - eine Herausforderung, die nicht nur unabhängige Medienhäuser bedroht, sondern auch ihr Publikum. Eine Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache.

Am Montag, 23. Oktober 2017
Von 17 bis 19 Uhr
National Endowment for Democracy
1025 F Street Northwest #800 Washington DC, USA

The threats to independent journalism no longer come only from direct forms of state control. Where advocates of a vibrant sphere once mobilized against the suppression and censorship of news, they now must contend with the more complex challenge of media capture – a challenge that threatens not just independent media outlets, but the voices and audiences that depend upon them.

The topic of a new book published by the Center for International Media Assistance and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, media capture is a growing phenomenon linked to both the resurgence of authoritarian governments and the breakdown of traditional media markets. In this environment, political figures and economic elites collude to undermine the independence of privately-owned media worldwide, re-interpreting fact from fiction as they determine what you hear, read, and watch. Thus far, efforts to combat this collusion by activists, regulators, and the international community have proven to be largely ineffective.

Volume editor Anya Schiffrin will join Andrea Prat, Olaf Steenfadt, and Mark Nelson, moderated by Jeanne Bourgault, to explore the growing challenge of media capture and the wide-reaching responses needed to tackle it.

Mark Nelson, Senior Director, Center for International Media Assistance
Andrea Prat, Professor, Columbia Business School and Columbia University
Anya Schiffrin, Director of Technology, Media and Advocacy Specialization, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Olaf Steenfadt, Project Manager, Media Ownership Monitor Projects, Reporters Without Borders

Jeanne Bourgault, President and CEO, Internews

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