Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Impact of news and social media on global politics

Press Release: University of Otago

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This year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School will bring together an impressive line-up of national and overseas speakers to explore the complex and evolving interaction between states and “old” and “new” forms of media.
The School’s theme is “Global Politics: From State to Social Media” and it will be opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Murray McCully. ...
The topics to be explored range from broader overarching issues such as: what is communication today; the role played by “old” and “new” media in international strategic narratives; public diplomacy; the place of journalism in contemporary society or the effects of foreign news on international affairs; and how new media technology have empowered non-state actors (digital activism).
There will also be focused discussions on: specific geopolitical contexts such as Asia-Pacific news and citizen media; State and social media in India; New Zealand’s changed media landscape; and media's impact on Indigenous affairs policy in Australia.
The School will also feature a roundtable discussion on the Panama Papers and whistle-blower journalism. ...

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