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[ecrea] Call - The Commonwealth and Media Freedom

Mon Mar 06 14:03:47 GMT 2017

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study is hosting a conference on: "The Commonwealth and Challenges to Media Freedom".

4 Apr 2017, 10:00 to 5 Apr 2017, 18:00

Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

*Book Online*:SAS Events Calendar <>

*Description: *Convenor: Sue Onslow, ICwS Senior Lecturer and Co-Investigator, The Oral History of the Commonwealth Project

This conference will draw together members of the Commonwealth Journalists Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers and Magistrates and Judges Association, as well as journalists and policy makers. The two day meeting will address government channels and information flows (looking at the examples of government interference and restrictions in Malaysia, South Africa, Botswana and Sri Lanka); media, elections and post-election contests (with East and Central African case studies of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda); and the particular challenges facing journalists, bloggers and social media in low-intensity conflict zones (Kashmir, Pakistan and Bangladesh). The Institute feels strongly there is no room for complacency in the UK in the post-Leveson environment, nor should the Indian government and society feel itself immune from regional manifestations of threats and personal violence. Therefore these aspects will also be included in the discussion.

*Confirmed Speakers:*

Kishali Pinto Jayawardena
Gwen Lister, Executive Chair: Namibia Media Trust (NMT)
Irene Ovonji Odida, Exec. Director, Uganda Assoc. of Women Lawyers
Dan Branch, University of Warwick
William Crawley, ICwS
Kiran Hassan, SOAS
Kayode Samuel
Nupur Basu

Kindly sponsored by SAS, the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust, The Round Table and Asian Affairs

*Registration Fee: *Standard – £40, Concessions – £15

*Further Information: *Speaker Bios <>, Conference Outline <>

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