Media and Cultural Diversity Debate to take place in London PDF Print

Date: 6.30 pm to 8 pm, Thursday 19 November 2009

Location: University of Westminster, Regent Street Campus, 309 Regent Street, London

This debate on the future of media representations of cultural diversity is organised by the Panos Paris Institute, in association with the University of Westminster. The event will mark the publication of a study entitled “Media and Cultural Diversity in Europe and North America”, conducted by the Panos Paris Institute. A panel of contributors to the study will discuss, together with an audience of journalists and media practioners, policy makers, academics, and activists, such questions as:

  • What are the study’s most significant findings?
  • What innovative actions and best practices does it highlight?
  • What prospects does it see for the future?


Panellists include: Mukti Jain Campion (UK), Author and producer, Culture Wise; Claire Frachon (France), Journalist and European media consultant; Myria Georgiou (UK), Dept of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science; Tarik Sabry, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Theory, University of Westminster.

To secure your place at this event, please RSVP to Gabrielle Beyl at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Journalism conference to take place at Moscow University PDF Print

Deadline: 20 November 2009

Region/Country: Russia

Journalists, journalism professors and students are invited to a conference at the Lomonosov Moscow State University from February 9 to 11, 2010. Deadline to apply: 20 November 2009. The conference will discuss theories of systemic change in society and media; media law and ethics; the influence of modern technology on journalism; the global financial crisis and its influence on the content, creativity, intercultural communication, foreign media, PR and language of media; gender issues and other themes.  For more information (in Russian) click here

International communication, ethnic tolerance taught in Kazakh summer school PDF Print

Posted: September 29 

Region/Country: Russia

By Yuliya Melnik, IJNet Russian Editor -- Journalism students and professors are returning to their universities in the New Independent States after the summer break. And some of them are sharing stories not just about beaches, but also about journalism.

On the grounds of Kazakhstan's Al-Farabi University summer camp, near the lake of Issyk-Kul, a ten-day Russian-Kazakh "summer school" program for aspiring journalists in July focused on intercultural communication and the creation of ethnic tolerance in media."



Forum on covering HIV/AIDS set for November in Peru PDF Print

Posted: 21-23 November  

Region/Country: Latin America

Latin American journalists are invited to attend a forum that will discuss the communication challenges in covering HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The conference, scheduled for November 21 to 23 in Lima, Peru, will include workshops on various aspects of covering HIV/AIDS, including techniques and good journalistic practices.

The forum is an initiative of Grupo de Cooperación Técnico Horizontal de América Latina y del Caribe (GCTH), which gathers directors of AIDS programs from 21 countries in the region. 

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Conference on Climate Change and Interculturalism PDF Print

Date: November 3 - 6, 2009.

Region/Country: Aarhus, Denmark

An interdisciplinary conference on climate change and intercultural values is to be held at Aarhus University in Denmark. Climate change requires concerted initiatives that cannot be motivated by practical self-interest and economy alone. The aim of the conference is to compare the concepts of ecological responsibility across cultures, and to explore intercultural values in order to develop new models of responsibility.

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