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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Upcoming Conference at Oxford: The Challenges of Citizen Journalism

From Louise Scott, at the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy, news of a Conference to be held on January 24

 

Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

 

 

THE CHALLENGES OF CITIZEN JOURNALISM:

TECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW

 

 

Friday 24 January 2014

9.30am – 6.00pm

Haldane Room, Wolfson College, Oxford

 

Citizen journalism has come to international prominence as it enables ordinary citizens to reach out to wide audiences with a speed and global reach which has never been seen before, giving voice to alternative stories and perspectives.  The rise of such outlets has changed traditional patterns of production and consumption of news, the relationship between professional and non-professional media, the dynamics between the media sphere and communities/societies, and eventually challenges the definition, obligations and legal safeguards of journalists. 

The conference aims to bring academics and practitioners from various backgrounds to discuss the social and legal implications of this phenomenon from different geographical and cultural perspectives, in order to address the complex interplay between new technologies, that span their effect at the global level, their impact in various social contexts, and the different legal responses at the national and regional level.

For more information please see the draft programme: http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk/events/2014/challenges-citizen-journalism-technology-and-law.

 

All are welcome to attend, in order to reserve a place please contact louise.scott@csls.ox.ac.uk.

 

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