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[ecrea] Workshop: Human Rights and Media - University of Glasgow

Thu Jan 28 18:30:19 GMT 2016


Human Rights and Media: Reflections for Policy Makers, NGOs and Journalists

18th April 2016, 9:30am to 5pm

Hugh Fraser Seminar Room, Wolfson Building, University of Glasgow

This workshop and roundtable event brings together academics and
professionals engaged in human rights related work to exchange thoughts
on the role of media in human rights debates.

What to expect:

  * Leading speakers with insights in key human rights debates:

1.    EU Refugee Crisis and Media

2.    LGBT+ Human Rights and Media

3.    Reproductive Rights and Media

4.    Racism, Politics and Media

  * Two open roundtable debates


1.    Dr Emma Briant, Lecturer in Journalism Studies, University of

2.    David Torrance, author, broadcaster and Columnist for The Herald
newspaper, Scotland

3.    Rachel Krys, Communications Director, Equally Ours, London

4.    Dr Mari K. Niemi, senior researcher, freelance journalist,
Academic of the Year (2015 Finland), University of Turku

Tickets are free, but spaces are limited and offered on a first come
first serve basis. Lunch will be provided. The event is supported by
Glasgow Knowledge Exchange funds and the Glasgow Human Rights Network.

Register via

For more information contact co-convenors:

Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman: (anthony.ridge-newman /at/

Beth Pearson: (b.pearson.1 /at/

Participant Information:

Speaker presentations will guide four focused debates. These will be
developed further via two additional roundtable sessions. The
proceedings will be used to inform two main outputs: (a) a policy brief;
and (b) a media tool kit. The oral contributions used to inform outputs
will be anonymised. It is intended for all discourse to be recorded on a
Dictaphone, which will be transcribed and used to generate these and
other outputs, e.g. blog posts. Outputs will be disseminated publicly,
online and beyond. Participation in the above workshop proceedings will
be considered as the participant’s agreement and informed consent.

*Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman*
517, Politics, Adam Smith Building
School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow, G12 8RT

E: (anthony.ridge-newman /at/

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