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Foreign correspondents and the global landscape of news

Tuesday 14 October, 6.30pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych

What role do foreign correspondents play in shaping our understandings of the world? Professor Ulf Hannerz, Stockholm University, will be speaking on The Global Landscape of News: time and space in the work of foreign correspondents on Tuesday 14 October at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He will focus on the role of foreign correspondents in shaping our understandings of the world in the context of the global media's own significance as a frame for reality. The lecture draws on an anthropological study of the everyday life of foreign correspondents working in newspapers, news agencies, radio and television.

Professor Ulf Hannerz works in the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. His publications include Cultural Complexity (1992), Transnational Connections (1996) and Foreign News (forthcoming, 2003).

Professor Robin Mansell, LSE, will chair the event, which is free and unticketed.

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To reserve a press seat, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

6 October 2003

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