Post-graduate & early career seminar
June 20, 2022 (10 AM - 6 PM)
Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
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This all-day post-graduate & early career seminar seeks to understand the relationship between communication, global politics, and war. It examines the role of global media in shaping the global conversation around war, global security, resistance, and refuge.
The seminar evaluates how media’s coverage of recent wars, and their discursive production of knowledge informs and legitimizes practice in global politics. The interdisciplinary character of the seminar and of the case studies of media from Western and non-Western traditions brings together conceptual and theoretical strands from multiple disciplines: media and communications, history, politics, war studies, migration studies.
In particular, the seminar seeks to address the following questions:
- How is war imagined and narrated by internationally oriented media?
- Who speaks in the stories of war, resistance, and refuge?
- What specific issues are promoted? What identities are constructed?
- What goals, norms, values, and moral purposes are endorsed?
- What kind of new world order is emerging from the mediated discourse of wars, resistance, and refuge?
THE SEMINAR IS ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
LSE Media, Collegium Civitas, NAWA, POLIS
THE SEMINAR IS FINANCED BY:
Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) Project No.: PPI/APM/2018/1/00019
PANEL 1: GLOBAL MEDIA AND THE GEOPOLITICS OF WAR
The Consequences of Diplomatic Neutrality in the Russia/Ukraine Conflict: An analysis of media coverage in two Global South countries; Camila Bailey and Talia Nanton
The impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on international security framed in CGTN’s news reports; Zichen Jess Hu, Suheng Issac Fu and Zhigang David Dong, Xinyu Kurt Deng
French portrayal of the major political actors involved in the War in Ukraine; Liliana Alloueche, Ella Startt, Malvina Adorno
German broadcaster’s coverage of the Ukraine and Gaza conflicts; Luke Gonnella and Yasmina El Farkh
PANEL 2: WARS, RESISTANCE AND THE HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
Settler Colonialism: Presence and Absences in Media Narratives of Palestine; Vartika Rastogi
How do mainstream news media uphold American imperialism within contexts of Israel and Palestine? Comparing BBC and Al-Jazeera; Shivani Mathur
The western principles of journalism cannot support the Palestinian struggle: A case study of how the BBC mediated Palestine; Lea Markidis
Hierarchy of resistance: media framing of anti-occupation resistance in Ukraine and Palestine; Lea Markidis and Cima Chehab
PANEL 3: NARRATORS AND AUDIENCES IN THE COVERAGE OF WAR
Speaking to whom? Comparing CGTN and China Daily in reporting the Russia-Ukraine War;
Zichen Jess Hu, Xinyu Kurt Deng, Botao Xu and Zhigang David Dong
Who really builds the narratives of wars: a study of the Ukrainian National News Agency; Petra Radic
Voice of Palestinians in Gaza raid, comparison of BBC and Al-Jazeera reporting; Haelin Jeon
A critical analysis of media coverage of Ukraine: the voices elevated through war reporting; Hunter Morgan
PANEL 4: THE CONSTRUCTION OF REFUGEES
Changing attitudes towards refugees in Europe: ‘Hierarchy of being a refugee: comparative perspective of Syrian and Ukrainian refugee crises’; Katarina Zajacova
Distant Suffering as Political Agenda: The Mediated Spectacle of Operation Ganga by Indian national press; Vaishnavi Nair
How are South-Eastern Asian refugees (underdeveloped ‘other’) represented by mainstream Western media outlets during Russian-Ukraine War? Karlav Joshi and Fanmeng Wu
PANEL 5: GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS AROUND WAR, RACE AND GENDER
Discursive construction of Ukrainian refugees on CNN: are displaced Ukrainians framed as more deserving of sympathy? Xinyu Kurt Deng, Kedi Zhou
War doesn't have a woman's face' again: visualised values of wartime: the case of Ukrinform; Anna Tashchenko
Women, Gender, and Refugees: The differentiated focus of media representation between China Daily and CNN; Kedi Zhou
Exploring discursive formation of mediated Palestinian masculinities; a comparative study of Al Jazeera and the BBC; Anoushka Schellekens, Vartika Rastogi