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FOSTERING FREE AND CRITICAL
MEDIA PRACTICE AND SCHOLARSHIP

We are in unchartered waters. Political intimidation threatens media practitioners worldwide, and disinformation campaigns destabilize public trust. The Center for Media at Risk offers the chance to strategize in response to threatening political conditions. Knowing how media practitioners work under authoritarian regimes and circumstances of creeping authoritarianism can help free/defend/empower/protect/save the media.

Goals
DIALOGUE

Enhance dialogue between practitioners and scholars about a free and critical media environment.

AWARENESS

Promote awareness about the mechanics of political intimidation and its resistance.

ENGAGEMENT

Strategize interventions on behalf of the media.

COMMUNITY

Build a community for documentary, journalism, entertainment and digital practitioners under threat.

SUPPORT

Support associations and organizations offsetting intimidation to media practitioners worldwide.

INTERVENTION

Strategize interventions to help free the media.

People

Barbie Zelizer
Director

Emily Plowman
Center Coordinator

Joanna Birkner
Administrative Assistant

Wendy Chun
Visiting Scholar

Cherian George
Visiting Scholar

Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Visiting Scholar

Daniel Grinberg
PostDoc Fellow

Julieta Brambila
Research Scholar

Sébastien Mort
Research Scholar

CENTER STEERING COMMITTEE

Megan Genovese

Jennifer Henrichsen

Florence Madenga

Muira McCammon

Hanna Morris

Aaron Shapiro

Jeanna Sybert

Activities
  • VISITORS

    Resident media practitioners, scholars, researchers and students collaborate to disrupt the impact of political intimidation on the media.

  • PROGRAMMING

    Public lectures, symposia, exhibits, workshops and colloquia provide in-depth discussions of media practices and practitioners under threat.

  • RESEARCH

    Projects, podcasts, studies, overviews and reports probe under-examined aspects of media at risk and highlight their patterning worldwide.

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media.risk@asc.upenn.edu