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FOSTERING FREE AND CRITICAL
MEDIA PRACTICE AND SCHOLARSHIP

We are in uncharted 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
People

Barbie Zelizer
Director

Emily Plowman
Center Coordinator

Joanna Birkner
Administrative Assistant

Young Mie Kim
Visiting Scholar

Zeyno Ustun
Postdoctoral Fellow

Richard Stupart
Postdoctoral Fellow

CENTER STEERING COMMITTEE

Megan Genovese

Jennifer Henrichsen

Florence Madenga

Muira McCammon

Hanna Morris

Natacha Yazbeck

Jeanna Sybert

Roopa Vasudevan

Sophie Maddocks

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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