Live Global Forum – The Future of Media (webinar)

Journalism, New
Technologies and Media Development: The
Transformation of News in the Digital Age

An interactive, live
conversation between scholars and practitioners

Join us, Tuesday
July 14 (at 4 pm Budapest time, 3 pm GMT, 10 am EST) as we debate the issues at
the digital crossroads of the transnational media environment.

Recent events across the globe underscore the dramatic changes in
ways people communicate with each other. Traditional boundaries and cultural
mores are tested as new media augment the information landscape and challenge
prevailing orthodoxies. Old institutions are threatened as broadcast entities
and newspapers lose some primacy.  Questions
abound about a Twitter generation, a Facebook society and a world in which
mobile telephony becomes a more and more significant platform for the diffusion
of news.  Are these concerns
overblown?  What are some of the
implications for existing entities, for governments, for civil society, for
media development agencies and funders? 
This event will serve as a pilot project for an international series of
online seminars focusing on emerging issues of mobile technologies.

The interactive session will feature live in conversation James
Deane, director of policy for the BBC World Service Trust; Persephone Miel,
Senior Advisor, Internews, and a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet
and Society at Harvard University; and practitioners, researchers, and
journalists in media development from Bangladesh, Palestine, South Africa, El
Salvador and across Central and Eastern Europe.

Tech requirements, URL and logistics

Online Logistics & URL: to be distributed soon.  Details will also be posted on the websites for CMCS/CEU and CGCS/Annenberg.

The online seminar will be streamed live from Budapest at the headquarters
of Magyar Telekom with an ongoing, interactive live chat supplementing the live

Organizers will set up a
Twitter feed and we encourage participants joining us online to make use of
Twitter and other platforms to engage with the panelists, send in their
comments and questions.

RSVP and for more information

To join in this online interactive seminar, please RSVP to Moustafa
Ayad, coordinator ( or direct questions to Dr. Kate Coyer, Center
for Media and Communication Studies, CEU (
or Susan Abbott, Annenberg, (

Webinar coordinators

The webinar is being organized by the Center for Media and
Communication Studies at Central European University and the Center for Global
Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of

The webinar has been made possible by the generosity of Magyar