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'So Then Its Farewell': Sir Christopher Meyer in Conversation with Raymond Snoddy
6.30 - 8 London College of Communications, Elephant and Castle 12 Jan, 2009
POLIS, in parternship with The Media Society a... read more

Dr Damian Tambini

Financial Journalism and the Economic Crisis
2 - 4 pm E 171, First Floor, East Building 20 Jan, 2009
On Monday 20th of January from 2 - 4 , Dr Damia... read more

Robin Mansell

The Internet and Its Myriad Ways: An Asian Perspective
6.30 - 8 Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House 10 Feb, 2009
Chaired by Professor Robin Mansell , POLIS Adv... read more


Why did nobody tell us? Reporting the Global Crash of ‘08
6.30 - 8 Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics 23 Feb, 2009
On Monday 23rd February from 6.30 - 8 , POL... read more


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“Humanitarian Campaigning and the Cosmopolitan Imagination”, TONIGHT!

07 Date: 06 Nov, 2008

The second panel of the Humanitarian and Development Communications project will take place this Thursday, 6th Nov. from 6.30 -8pm in G108, Kingsway, LSE. The panel will discuss the increasing commercialisation in the communication practices of NGOs and reflect on the tensions that this trend brings about. These are old tensions between fund- and awareness-raising, which are now reformulated as tensions between profit and justice; consumption and solidarity; entertainment and social change.

Confirmed Panelists:

Dr. Bruna Seu , Birkbeck: University of London;

Dr Nick Stevenson, University of Nottingham;

Denise Searle, communications consultant, Oxfam; ex- Senior Director of Campaigns, Amnesty International and Chief of Broadcasting, UNIFEC.

Thursday, November 6th, 18.30-20.00, Room G108, 20 Kingsway (Entrance is directly across from The Peacock Theatre)

The seminar is public, but as space is limited, please RSVP to ensure a seat at

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