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Public debate 2.0: European soul-searching about the future role of the media

May 29, 2013
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Who is a journalist? Who or what are the media? Who else contributes to public debate and how? What kinds of legal liability and ethical responsibility are implicated in respect of each of the different actors? While the European Court of Human Rights has been left in the slipstream of technological change, it is now beginning to demonstrate an awareness of certain, specific features of the online environment and their relevance for enabling robust public debate.

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World Bank – Annenberg Summer Institute in Communication and Governance Reform

May 28, 2013 - June 7, 2013

University of Southern California – Los Angeles

The 9.5-day program will equip participants with knowledge about the most recent advances in communication and proven techniques in reform implementation. Participants will develop core competencies essential to bringing about real change, leading to development results in a wider range of sectors.

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Call for Internet Policy Observatory Post-Doctoral Fellowship or Scholar in Residence

May 23, 2013 - June 21, 2013

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is currently soliciting applications for the Internet Policy Observatory Post Doctoral Fellowship or Scholar in Residence at the Center for Global Communication Studies. The Post Doctoral Fellow will help develop and manage existing research programs surrounding the Internet Policy Observatory, and develop his/her own independent related research agenda in the area of global internet policy.

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ICT4D Seminar: UNESCO, literacy and educational development: Innovations and new information and communications technologies

May 7, 2013
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Grad School of Education, Room 203

Today, a billion citizens, nearly one-seventh of world population, are not able to read and write and are excluded from the contemporary text-mediated world. This clearly is an unacceptable situation if we want to create an inclusive, sustainable world. UNESCO has, over the last sixty years, consistently tried to be a thought leader in education and development. There is an imperative need to look for innovative solutions, including the creative use of information and communications technologies, to reach the hard to reach and low-literate populations. Both historical trends and new initiatives will be discussed

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Evaluating Democracy Assistance Grantmaking

May 1, 2013
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

This presentation will discuss NED’s evaluation philosophy and approach and will explore how NED’s evaluation practice differs from others in the democracy assistance field.

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