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Media, Democracy and Technologies: Possibilities and Challenges

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:30am to 12:30pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

As some democratic governments, many autocracies, drug and human cartels, and terrorist groups are attacking professional journalists and independent citizen journalists in increasing numbers, we will explore the possibilities and challenges that media and technology offers in such environments. Join us for a morning symposium to discuss how journalists and citizens may work together in the service of public interest and how technology may help us achieve new ways of reporting events and creating new narratives that push for and strengthen democracy globally. 

Speakers will include:

Danny O’Brien is the International Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Madeleine Bair is the Curator of the YouTube Human Rights Channel at Witness.

Gabriela Martínez is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and the 2014-15 Wayne Morse Resident Scholar at the University of Oregon.

Endalk Chala is the co-founder of Ethiopia’s Zone-9 Bloggers.

Tewodros Workneh is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon.