The media, politics and dissent in North Africa since the Arab Spring - Inaugural Conference
25 September 2019, 10:30 to 18:30 Please note: this event has passed
Strand Campus, London
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: https://www.arabmediadem.org
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.
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.
15.30-17.15 Panel #3: New medias, new dissent?
Chair: Charis Boutieri
Speakers: (1) Christina Moreno-Almeida; (2) Chaima Bouhlel; (3) Omar Radi.
17.30-18.30 Closing address: Omar Belhouchet
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