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Reporting on Palestine and Israel: Mainstream Media, Online Media, and Citizen Journalists

September 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

There is a perceptible shift in how international media has been covering news about Palestine-Israel. While mainstream mass media continues to largely follow the framing and terminology that have been firmly established for decades, a new tone that is sympathetic toward the plight of Palestinians has been emerging. This is even more noticeable in online media, where there has been an unprecedented outpouring of sentiment expressed across social media platforms.

This virtual webinar invites experts to explore the shifts and future trends in the media landscape, with special reference to reporting on Palestine and Israel. Panelists will discuss the intersection of the local and international political landscape with mainstream media, alternative media, and citizen journalism. The way news is framed and consumed has evolved significantly, due in part to the availability of digital technologies and enhanced global digital literacy that can amplify protest movements and communities of solidarity.

Speakers:

Marwa Fatafta
Policy Analyst, Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network

Omar Al-Ghazzi
Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communications, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Abeer AlNajjar
Associate Professor of Media and Journalism Studies, American University of Sharjah

Greg Philo
Professor Emeritus, Glasgow University; Research Director, Glasgow Media Group

Moderated by
Dina Matar
Chair of the Centre for Palestine Studies and Director of the Centre for Global Media and Communication and Centre for Gender Studies
SOAS University of London

Chaired by
Safwan M. Masri
Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University

 

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