Events archive 2008


Children's Media: More Harm than Good?

Date: Thursday 24 January 2008
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre
Speaker: Professor Sonia Livingstone
Chair:  Professor Robin Mansell

Public Policy is scrutinising potential media harms, given rapid expansion of the internet, fears over 'toxic' childhood, and pressing dilemmas for media regulation.  But is the media the problem or the solution?

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Distant Suffering in the Media

Inaugural Public Lecture

Speaker: Prof. Lilie Chouliaraki
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2008, 6:30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Chair: Howard Davies

Professor Lilie Chouliaraki will talk about suffering in the media, addressing the question of how far images and stories of suffering make a difference in our ways of engaging with distant sufferers.

Lilie Chouliaraki is chair in media and communications at the Department of Media and Communications and research director of POLIS at LSE.

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Law Department and Department of Media and Communications seminars

4-5 March 2008

Professor Jonathan Zittrain

(Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford University; Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School; Co-Founder & Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society)

'The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It'

Tuesday 4 March; Room D202; 17:00-18:30

Part 1: "The End of the Internet"

Wednesday 5 March; Room D502; 16:00-17:30

Part 2: "Saving the Internet from Itself"

Please click here| for further information.


Postgraduate Workshop:

Multidisciplinarity, Mediation and Media & Communications Research

15 May 2008

Department of Media and Communications Postgraduate Workshop Thursday 15 May 2008 at LSE


Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil

26 June 2008 - 6-9 pm

Media for Development: the role of the press in social and political change and the launch of the book Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil (Carolina Matos, Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.  This event will take place on Thursday, 26th of June, from 6-9pm, all place have now been book, to find out about the reserve list, please click here.


From Digital to Analogue: Copyright Law as a Threat to Capitalism and Democracy

Monday 13th October 2008 - 6:30pm - New Theatre

Mark Poster is Centennial Professor of Film and Media Studies at LSE. He has studied and taught at the University of California, Irvine for 40 years, he will examine the controversy over copyright law, looking at the case of peer-to-peer file sharing. He will argue that a new perspective is needed to understand the implications of this form of communication, one that goes beyond the viewpoints of the media industries and the downloaders of copyrighted materials. This event will be free and open to all, with no ticket required. 

Watch the video of Mark Poster's Public Lecture| (courtesy of the LSE Information Systems and Innovation Group)


Humanitarian Communication in the Global Media Age

One day symposium: Friday, 21 November 2008, 10.00-17.00,

LSE[Polis]/Copenhagen Business School

The aim of the Symposium is to debate the challenges of humanitarian communication today, with a particular focus on the moral, political and cultural implications they may have on the formation of contemporary public ethics. Keynote Speaker: Craig Calhoun (SSRC/NYU). The symposium is by invitation only. However as limited spaces are still available, please email| by Monday, 17 November

We are pleased to announce that our Public Lecture for Michelmas Term 2008 will be given by Centennial Professor Mark Poster.