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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]How do the media operate in authoritarian states? What obstructs and constrains autonomous media practice? What makes resistance among media practitioners possible? This symposium addressed 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. Directed by Barbie Zelizer, this all-day symposium took place on Friday, December 6.  Symposium photos, videos and transcripts are...

Togolese activist Farida Nabourema visited Philadelphia last spring to speak on a panel entitled “How Should Citizens Resist Authoritarian Rule?” The panel was presented by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy in its “Democracy In Trouble?” series. Annenberg PhD student Florence Madenga and 2018-2019 Center for Media at Risk postdoctoral fellow Daniel Grinberg spoke with Farida after the event to discuss the risks she has faced through her activism. What kinds of personal risks have you faced as a...