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[Freedombox-discuss] Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future

Title: Rebuilding Egyptian Media for a Democratic Future
Author: Franco Iacomella
Date: jue, 10 mar 2011 21:25:27 -0300
Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/P2pFoundation/~3/ZgDU_9gZ36A/11

Reforming the media is an urgent part of the democratisation called for by 
Egypt?s 25 January revolution. Cairo University?s Faculty of Mass Communication
has therefore made it a priority to assess different options for a democratic 
system of media and communication in Egypt. In order to develop a model that 
enables a free flow of information and opinions in and out of Egypt and among 
all sectors of Egyptian society, the Faculty has taken the initiative of 
organising a consultation event in Cairo in collaboration with the University 
of Westminster?s Arab Media Centre, a research subgroup of the university?s 
Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI).

The event will begin on March 30^th 2011 with a one-day open conference. 
Contributions are invited, at very short notice, from scholars and 
practitioners who wish to take part by drawing on their existing research or 
experience to make short presentations on topics related to the following 

  * Lessons of previous democratisations
  * Enabling the environment for free, independent, pluralistic, decentralized 
    and responsible media
  * Legal frameworks for the media
  * Establishing and sustaining public service media
  * Transformation of state-owned media into democratic media in Egypt
  * Telecoms, Internet services and citizen empowerment
  * Social, economic and cultural requirements for democratic media

Speakers at the conference on March 30^th will then be invited to join a 
discussion workshop on March 31^st at which international experts recruited by 
the two universities, Cairo and Westminster, will focus on specific issues 
relating to the themes listed above.

Please send a 150-word outline of your proposed presentation, together with 
your name, affiliation, email and postal address and brief biographical note to
Professor Basyouni Hamada at Cairo University (basyouni_hamada at yahoo.com[1]) 
and Professor Naomi Sakr at the University of Westminster (sakrn at wmin.ac.uk[2]
), to reach them by March 14^th 2011 at the latest.? Selected participants will
be notified by March 17^th. There is no registration fee for this event but, 
because of the short notice, there is also no outside funding. It is hoped 
that, in the circumstances, individual participants will be funded by their own
institutions as a signal of support to Egypt?s democratisation.
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[1]: mailto://basyouni_hamada at yahoo.com (link)
[2]: mailto://sakrn at wmin.ac.uk (link)
[3]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/P2pFoundation?a=ZgDU_9gZ36A:xRNo86ROV5A:7Q72WNTAKBA (link)
[4]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/P2pFoundation?d=7Q72WNTAKBA (image)
[5]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/P2pFoundation?a=ZgDU_9gZ36A:xRNo86ROV5A:D7DqB2pKExk (link)
[6]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/P2pFoundation?i=ZgDU_9gZ36A:xRNo86ROV5A:D7DqB2pKExk (image)
[7]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/P2pFoundation?a=ZgDU_9gZ36A:xRNo86ROV5A:2mJPEYqXBVI (link)
[8]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/P2pFoundation?d=2mJPEYqXBVI (image)
[9]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/P2pFoundation/~4/ZgDU_9gZ36A (image)

Nicol?s Reynolds,
xmpp:fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
gnu/linux user #455044

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