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Current Events

The Department of Media and Communications holds numerous special events throughout the year, as well as regular seminar series. All our events are well attended; attendees should therefore show up early to be certain to get access to public lectures and seminars. 


Children's Rights in the Digital Age|

Date: Wednesday 11 February 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker: Professor Sonia Livingstone|, LSE
Respondents: Jasmina Byrne, UNICEF; Professor Robin Mansell|, LSE
Chair: Professor Nick Couldry|, LSE

Are children’s rights enhanced or undermined by access to the internet? Charters and manifestos for the digital age are proliferating, but where do children fit in?

Followed by a drinks reception.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEchildrights

Sean Jacobs

Shifting African Digital Landscapes|

LSE Africa Talks Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: New Theatre, East Building

Speaker: Dr Sean Jacobs|, The New School
Chair:  Dr Wendy Willems|, LSE

Developments and changes to the online media sphere point to interesting possibilities for how Africans are engaging in the global public sphere. Whether via irreverent Youtube prank videos, blogs, Instagram, song remixes, or producing independent online media (such as the Nigerian-focused Sahara Reporters), among others, and addressing topics such as homosexuality, gender relations, economic relations, African subjects are taking their place more and more as audiences and agents, rather than as receivers of aid and information.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEAfrica


Davide Morisi|