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The media, politics and dissent in North Africa since the Arab Spring - Inaugural Conference

Strand Campus, London

25 Sep 2resized

The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies invites you to join us for our Inaugural Conference titled 'The Media, Politics and Dissent in North Africa Since the Arab Spring'.

In addition to marking the official launch of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London, this conference forms part of Dr Fatima El-Issawi’s research project ‘Media and Transitions to Democracy: Journalistic Practices in Communicating Conflicts—The Arab Spring’ which is funded by the British Academy’s Sustainable Development Programme. More information about this project can be found at:

Programme for the day

10.00-10.30 Arrival and coffee

10.30-11.00 Introductions: Fatima El-Issawi and Jonathan Hill

11.00-12.45 Panel #1: The media and authoritarian resilience

Chair: Jonathan Hill

Speakers:(1) Francesco Cavatorta; (2) Kjetil Selvik; (3) Hendrick Kraetzschmar.

12.45-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.15 Panel #2: The media and political accountability since the Arab Spring

Chair: Fatima El-Issawi

Speakers: (1) Roxane Farmanfarmaian; (2) Boubaker Jamaei; (3) Fatima el-Issawi.

15.15-15.30 Coffee

15.30-17.15 Panel #3: New medias, new dissent?

Chair: Charis Boutieri

Speakers: (1) Christina Moreno-Almeida; (2) Chaima Bouhlel; (3) Omar Radi.

17.15-17.30 Coffee

17.30-18.30 Closing address: Omar Belhouchet

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