Fostering free and critical media practice and scholarship

We are in uncharted waters. 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 the multiple risks facing media practitioners globally. Knowing how media practitioners work under the uneven power dynamics posed by authoritarian, racist, misogynist, homophobic, classist and settler-colonialist regimes can help free/defend/empower/protect/save the media.


  • Identify risks to media practitioners
  • Clarify patterns of threat and intimidation worldwide
  • Identify practices of resistance among media practitioners
  • Facilitate programming that sustains discussion of media practitioners at risk
  • Foster strategizing between media practitioners and academics about risk and resistance



Visiting and resident media practitioners, scholars, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students collaborate to disrupt the impact of threat, risk and intimidation on media practices and practitioners.


Public lectures, symposia, exhibits, workshops and colloquia provide ongoing and in-depth discussions of media practices and practitioners at risk.


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