Reflections on Foreign Aid, Philanthropy and Change in Media Systems

2017 IAMCR Pre-Conference

Reflections on Foreign Aid, Philanthropy and Change in Media Systems

15 July 2017, 9:00 – 18:00

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Sede Manga)

Campus Manga: Calle del Bouquet cra.21 #25-92, Cartagena, Bolívar

Cartagena, Colombia

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9:00 – 9:15                Coffee and Tea

9:15 – 9:30              Opening Remarks

  • Paul Rothman, Center for International Media Assistance
  • Chris Paterson, University of Leeds
  • Winston Mano, University of Westminster
  • Ricardo Corredor, FNPI/GFMD

9:30 – 11:00           Systems, ownership and the enabling environment for media development

  • Chair: Paul Rothman
  • Guy Berger “How can the media development community foster political change for more supportive environments for independent media?”
  • Olaf Steenbladt “The Media Ownership Monitor”
  • Jairo Lugo-Ocando “Revisiting the history of journalism objectivity: How a news value became a standard practice in Latin America”
  • Catalina Montoya Londono The Contribution of Foreign Aid to the Colombian Media System through Journalism organizations”

11:00 – 11:15           Coffee and Tea

11:15 – 12:15         Shifting foreign, diplomatic and international development priorities in the West: Implications for Media Development and Media Research

–        Discussant: Nick Benequista

–        Ricardo Corredor, FNPI

–        Tara Susman-Pena, IREX

12:15 – 13:30        Lunch and Keynote Address: Silvio Waisbord

13:30 – 15:00         Development Assistance and independent journalism in Africa and Latin America: A cross-national and multidisciplinary research network

  • Chair: Jairo Lugo-Ocando
  • Maria Soledad Segura “The impact of foreign aid in Latin American popular communication”      
  • Cosette Castro “International support to Brazil and Latin America in the field of digital communications during the last 20 years”
  • Audrey Gadzekpo “Foreign Aid and Journalism in Africa: Perspectives on aid and the development of journalism education and training in Ghana.”
  • Herman Wasserman “The shifting landscape of aid and journalism in Africa: notes for exploration”

15:00 – 16:15         Critical Case Studies Of Media Assistance

  • Chair / Discussant: Chris Paterson
  • Suzanne Temwa Harris “An Analytical Shift: The Inclusion of Foreign Aid in Media Research”
  • Augusto Alfredo Laurenco “Angolan media since the proclamation of Angola’s independence, and the various roles assigned to it by political power”
  • Richard Santos “Scheduling and hegemonic narrative since international aid”
  • Paul Falzone “Rapping Journalists, Pirate Cinemas and Boomerang Effects: Lessons in User Centered Design from Newz Beat Uganda

16:15 – 17:45         Media development in fragile environments

  • Chair / Discussant: Winston Mano
  • Saumava Mitra “Donor initiatives in journalism training in conflict-affected countries: Three criticisms and a way forward
  • Susan Abbott “Can Media Development Contribute to Trust Building?”
  • Nancy Mbaya “The Role of Female Journalists in Changing Media Narratives about Conflict Coverage: Case Study of the Boko Haram Insurgency in North East Nigeria”

17:45 – 18:00                 Concluding Remarks