Are you listening now? Humanitarian communication in disasters

Thursday 5th May 2016, 2pm @ City University London How can humanitarian organisations better communicate with those affected by disaster? This event critiques attempts to do media development work in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. It brings together high profile organisations working in the area of media development including DFID, BBC media action and Internews. Speakers …

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CFP: Digital Images, Global Conflicts

Special issue of Media, Culture & Society, October 2017 Guest editors: Bolette Blaagaard, Mette Mortensen, & Christina Neumayer The role of images in conflicts (war, terror, riot, civic action, etc.) has changed dramatically over the past decade due to globalization and digitalization. The rapid and extensive dissemination of images from …

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FRAGMENT 53: UK Film Premiere

Thursday 21st April 2016, 8.15pm, ICA London Followed by Q+A with the filmmakers A terrifying and hypnotic glimpse into the face of war. Fragment 53 is a feature-length documentary film on armed conflict, considered as necessary and universal. Through a series of first-person accounts selected from a wider amount of interviews with …

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Playing War: Military Video Games After 9/11

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New Book by Matthew Payne Book published by New York University Press. April 2016 £21.99 now only £17.59* when you quote CSL16PLAY when you order http://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/playing-war No video game genre has been more popular or more lucrative in recent years than the “military shooter.” Franchises such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and those bearing Tom …

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Communication and Conflict: Iraq and Syria Conference

7 May 2016 Organized by the Centre for Media Studies and the London Middle East Institute, SOAS Co-sponsored by Brill, publisher of the Middle East Journal of Communication and Culture, MEJCC Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS Click here for link to SOAS page SCHEDULE 0900-0915- registration 0915-0930 welcome, Dina Matar, …

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FORTHCOMING: MWC Special Issue April (9) 1: ‘Contemporary Soldiering, self-representation and popular culture’

Editors: Sarah Maltby, School of Media, Film and Music. University of Sussex Katy Parry, School of Media and Communication. University of Leeds Read the Editorial Introduction Here ARTICLES “They Need Our Help”: The role of non-governmental organizations in the depoliticization of conflict Katharine Millar The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan spurred …

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CFP: Taking Stock of Research on Violent Political Extremism

VOX-POL MID-PROJECT CONFERENCE: Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 23 – 24 June 2016 (pre-conf workshops 22 June) The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (voxpol.eu) is an EU-funded academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it. For more info., …

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