Interview with Hilde Van den Bulck on Media Policy and Celebrity Activism

CGCS Visiting Scholar Hilde Van den Bulck, PhD, is a full professor of Communications Studies and director of the research group Media, Policy and Culture in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her academic interests and expertise lie in media policies and structures with a focus on public service broadcasting. In addition, she has done research in media culture and identity, focusing most recently on the role of media in celebrity culture. On April 14, Hilde will discuss her research on narratives and activism at a lunchtime discussion, All About the Narrative: From Media Policy to Celebrity Activism. As she prepares for her final semester at Penn, Hilde reflects on her time at CGCS and how it has impacted her work.
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Interview with Sandra Ristovska

Sandra Ristovska is a documentary filmmaker and a Ph.D candidate in communication at Annenberg. In addition to her involvement with other Annenberg organizations and affiliate positions at Columbia and Central European University, Sandra has worked closely with CGCS and Professor Monroe Price since beginning her time at Annenberg. Her interests in the role of visuals in achieving social change and human rights are culminating in a dissertation project examining the institutionalization and professionalization of video advocacy by human rights organizations as facilitated by unfolding changes in technology, journalism and law. CGCS’s upcoming  Honing the Visual conference is largely inspired by Sandra’s dissertation work. As she prepares for her final semester at Penn, Sandra reflects on her time at CGCS and how it has impacted her work.

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Interview with Celia Lerman on Internet Policy in Latin America

In this interview, Celia Lerman, professor and researcher of Intellectual Property at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella law school, discusses her path to internet governance work and her recent publication on internet policy in Latin America. Lerman reflects on the crucial role of multistakeholderism in the movement for open democracy and the broader issues facing the implementation of a successful model of internet governance. Click here to read the full publication.

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Demand for Internet Freedom? An Interview with Dr. Erik Nisbet

Dr. Erik Nisbet, associate professor of communication, political science, and environmental policy at Ohio State University, responds to questions drawn from the recently released report “Benchmarking Public Demand: Russia’s Appetite for Internet Control,” which seeks to assess the public’s demand for internet freedom in Russia. Click here for the full report.

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