UNESCO Session on Freedom of the Media at the GCA

10 Global Communication Association, Berlin, July 17-18

10 Global Communication Association, Berlin

UNESCO Session at the Global Communication Association Conference in Berlin

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-“Boundary Control Strategies to Local News Media in the Mexican Provinces”

Jose Antonio Brambila, The University of Sheffield, UK

-“But What about Me? Challenges in Support to Local Journalists during, and in he Aftermath of Psychologically Traumatizing”

Michele Betz and Paul Beighley, Media Experts, US

– “Violence Against Journalists: Suppressing Media Freedom”

Mona Badran, Future University, Egypt

– “UNESCO’s Academic Research Agenda”

Reeta Poyhtari, Freedom of Expression Section UNESCO, Fance


Conversation: Freedom of expression, power and the media in Mexico: the case of Carmen Aristegui

Conference at University College London Institute of the Americas (organised in conjunction with theUCLU Mexican Society.)

Ella McPherson (Cambridge) and Jose Antonio Brambila (Sheffield) – One of the most influential journalists of Mexico, Carmen Aristegui, was sacked last month under allegations of “loss of confidence” from the Media company she worked for (MVS Noticias) towards two members of her team. Four months earlier, Aristegui’s team had published a report on what would become a massive scandal for the Administration of President Peña Nieto: the acquisition of a £4 million mansion, through one of the government’s contractors. What are the implications of this event for freedom of expression? What is the role of Media and its relation to political power in Mexico?

News reported published in Aristegui Noticias about the conference

PSM from the Global South

Published by RIPE

Public Service Media takes many forms around the world, and encounters a wide range of challenges and opportunities. In a conversation recorded at the 2014 RIPE Conference in Tokyo, PSM scholars Anis Rahman (Bangladesh), Antonio Brambila (Mexico), Bouziane Zaid (Morocco) and Rasha Abdulla (Egypt) discuss their research into political, social, and cultural questions faced by public service media in the age of global interactive communication. Moderated by Gregory Ferrel Lowe.

Pew Research State of the News Media, 2014 (Review)

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center

By José Antonio Brambila

Published in Digital Journalism

Pew Research State of the News Media, 2014

Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project Staff
Washington, DC: Pew Research Center, 2014 Available at http://www. journalism.org/packages/state-of-the-news-media-2014/

American digital media are experiencing a renaissance. Highlighted in the annual “State of the News Media” report, published in March 2014, the annual Pew Research Center report identifies the emergence of new sources of funding from technology ventures, venture capitalists, and philanthropic funding sources; the incursion of digital media in international journalism and investigative journalism; and the explosion of digital video, among the factors to explain the renewed fervour.

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Periodismo post-Snowden


Edward Snowden y el periodista Glenn Greenwald en Honk Kong.

Por José Antonio Brambila

Publicado originalmente en la edición 180 de la revista Zócalo.

SHEFFIELD.- El caso Snowden condensa los retos del quehacer periodístico en el siglo XXI. La historia detrás de las filtraciones sobre el espionaje masivo e indiscriminado liderado por la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad (NSA por sus siglas en inglés) y su contraparte británica, el Cuartel General de Comunicaciones del Gobierno (GCHQ, por sus siglas en inglés), ejemplifica cómo los viejos dilemas periodísticos se revisten de nuevas circunstancias.

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