Authoritarianism: Power/Resistance

Center for Media at Risk Annual Symposium

How do the media operate in authoritarian states? What obstructs and constrains autonomous media practice? What makes resistance among media practitioners possible? This symposium will address the many shapes of global authoritarianism as it impedes upon the media, consider forms of resistance common to media practitioners and ponder media futures amidst rising authoritarian trends. With an eye to clarifying the devices by which authoritarianism leaves its stamp on the media, this symposium aims to illuminate how the media might position themselves more productively in the power/resistance nexus. Directed by Barbie Zelizer, this all-day symposium will take place on Friday, December 6. Please save-the-date and stay tuned for additional details!

Symposium Speakers: Melissa Chan, Federico Finchelstein, Keith Gessen, Elizabeth Jelin, Maryam Al-Khawaja, Cas Mudde, Jan-Werner Muller, Farida Nabourema and Maria Ressa.

Symposium Student Committee: Megan Genovese, Jennifer R. Henrichsen, Florence Madenga and Jeanna Sybert.


Friday, December 6


Annenberg School, Room 109

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