27 Jan Authoritarianism Symposium: Power/Resistance
The following images, videos and transcripts were taken during the Center for Media at Risk annual symposium on December 6, 2019 at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Thank you to all participants, interlocutors and the student steering committee for making this event a success!
How do the media operate in authoritarian states? This symposium addressed the many shapes of global authoritarianism as it impedes the media, considered forms of resistance common to media practitioners and pondered media futures amidst rising authoritarian trends.
John L. Jackson, Jr., Walter H. Annenberg Dean
Barbie Zelizer, Center for Media at Risk Director
Panel one: Repression
What obstructs and constrains autonomous media practice?
Federico Finchelstein: Populism, Fascism and the New Media Landscape
Maryam Al-Khawaja: Media in Times of Revolution
Moderated by Francois Heinderyckx
PANEL TWO: COMPLICITY
How do apathetic media environments embolden authoritarian states?
Jan-Werner Mueller: On the Populist Art of Governance
Moderated by Natalia Roudakova
PANEL THREE: DEFIANCE
How might the media position themselves more productively in the authoritarian power/resistance nexus?
Maria Ressa: Fighting Back with Data
Moderated by Silvio Waisbord