Communication Rights in the Digital Age, 24–25 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland

The rights-based perspective on ethical and political questions presented by the new digital media has recently regained attention in academic and political debates. This conference will address the interplay of national and global (universal and specific) characteristics of communication rights: What are some definitions of communication rights? Who are the policy and other actors defining these rights? What are current core issues or cases that pertain to communication rights? The conference is organized by the Helsinki Media Policy Research Group (a subgroup of CORDI project), the University of Helsinki, the ECREA Communication Law and Policy Section and the Euromedia Research Group, and supported by the IAMCR Communication Policy & Technology Section.

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AHRC Research Networking Scheme September 2019-June 2020

AHRC Research Networking Scheme will organize four multi-stakeholder workshops to set up an international research network of academics and stakeholders to develop a research agenda for the next phase of development of public service media (PSM) and formulate recommendations on innovations in PSM policies.

The 10-month project is an international collaboration led by Alessandro D’Arma of University of Westminster, in collaboration of Minna Horowitz of CORDI, with PSM stakeholders including the BBC, other PSM organizations (YLE of Finland, ORF of Austria), the UK regulator (Ofcom) and the two largest global associations of public media organisations (the European Broadcasting Union-EBU and the Public Media Alliance-PMA).

The Academy Programme Media and Society’s opening seminar,  9–10 May 2019, Helsinki, Finland

The Academy Programme Media and Society produces knowledge, analyses and innovations to respond to the rapidly emerging developments of today’s society, political culture and media landscape. The programme places major focus on promoting dialogue between different disciplines and on furthering exchange among these disciplines by combining different methodologies, by identifying common research subjects, and by networking at both national and international level. CORDI is one of the Academy Programme Media and Society projects. The language of the opening seminar is Finnish.