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Polis Media Leadership Dialogues
14 Oct, 2008
All talks with will take place from 5 - 6.30 in&... read more

'Respect for Contempt?: Keeping Speech Free and Trials Fair'
23 Oct, 2008
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LSE Space for Thought Lecture series: Internet Beyond Myths - The Record of Scholarly Research
6.30-8pm Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 24 Oct, 2008
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Broadsheet Versus Broadband: Is digital journalism the new black (and white)?
6.30-8pm The Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 53 Lincoln's Inn Fields 30 Oct, 2008
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Join us to talk about Media for Development

brazil Date: 21 May, 2008

The Role of the Press in Political and Social Change

The Embassy of Brazil, The London School of Economics and Political Science and The University of East London cordially invite you to the seminar on the role of media in development with specific focus on its role in Brazil.

In an era of increasing commercialization of the media worldwide and rise of cynicism in politics, can the press still have a role in strengthening democracy and can it contribute to wider political change? This seminar will compare media systems from different countries and the impact on the democratic process.

Event details

Date, time: Thursday 26 June 2008, 6.00 to 9.00 pm

Venue: Embassy of Brazil, 32 Green Street, London W1K 7AT.


  • Carolina Matos, LSE Fellow in Political Communications. Author of Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil (Lexington 2008)
  • Charlie Beckett, Director of POLIS, LSE. Author of SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World.
  • Ashwani Sharma, Principal Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies and Programme Leader of the MA in Global Media, UEL.


  • Robin Mansell, Head of Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics

The debate will be followed by a reception and the launch of Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil by Carolina Matos.

The event is free, but booking is essential at .