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Journalism and Politics in the Pandemic: international webinars




This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Please note all attendees will need a Zoom account to access the webinar. A free account can be set up when registering for the event.

The Departments of Journalism and International Politics in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at City, University of London are arranging two international webinars on Thursday 15th October (the times given below are BST).

1300-1430 ‘The pandemic’s impact on Journalism: a global perspective’

During the coronavirus pandemic Journalism, in common with many other professions and industries, has faced unprecedented challenges. It has also proved its value in a world where there is more information and human communication than ever before. How will 2020 affect the journalism of the future? For a global perspective, Dr Zahera Harb, Leader of International Studies in the Department of Journalism, will chair a discussion with:

Professor Ilya Kiriya, Head of international relations of the Faculty of Communication, Media, and Design at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Dr Abeer Al-Najjar, Associate Professor of Media and Journalism Studies at the American University of Sharjah

Jonathan Derbyshire, Acting Deputy World News editor at the Financial Times

A student discussant will respond to the points raised before the panel takes questions from the audience.


1500-1630 ‘How political are young people?’

In the year when protest—Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, Belarus—has  challenged the pandemic for attention in the international headlines, and just weeks before the presidential election in the United States, a panel of students will consider the extent and nature of their generation’s political engagement.

Professor Inderjeet Parmar will chair a discussion with a panel of Journalism and International Politics students.


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1.00pm - 4.30pmThursday 15th October 2020

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City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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