Is media justice a utopian idea? | Global Media Café


Welcome to a Global Media Café on 16 October 13:00-15:00 in JMK-salen dedicated to the question: "Is media justice a utopian idea? Questions of rights and freedoms in the context of the Global Media Monitoring Project".

”Orättvis bild av unga i Brandbergen”. The title, which translates as “Unfair image of youth in Brandbergen” appeared in Dagens Nyheter on 29 September 2019. School students from Brandbergen, a suburb located 20 km south of Stockholm, complained about the unfair representation of youth from this underprivileged area in national media and asked journalists to speak to them next time they decide to write something about “troubled kids” from Brandbergen.

As 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), described by Margaret Gallagher as “one of the most extraordinary collective enterprises yet organized within the global women’s movement”, the aim of the Global Media Café is to revisit a few old questions that for decades have mobilized communication activism around the world. For quarter of a century, the GMMP has intervened in how the news media around the globe (mis)represent women and sought to build bridges between civil society and the media. Thus, questions linked to communication rights and the concept of social justice as well as those that address representation, visibility and media discrimination lie at the core of this panel and will be taken up critically from different standpoints.

När: 16 oktober 2019 13:00 - 16 oktober 2019 15:00

Var: JMK-salen, Department of Media Studies (IMS), Karlavägen 104, 4th floor, Stockholm / Stockholm

Arrangör: Department of Media Studies (IMS)