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Join the HCPB’s UN Media event on 20 April at 5pm UK time

Join us for our next Hub event on UN media on 20 April, 5-7pm UK time! It is organised and coordinated by Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob (Department of International Studies, Dickinson College, USA and of course member of our Hub and the sub-unit RUNMAPP) who will also act as the moderator of the event. 

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Recording of our HCPB event ‘Street art and murals in peacebuilding’ now available

The Hub for the Study of Hybrid Communication in Peacebuilding (HCPB) hosted a virtual session on street art and mutrals in peacebuilding on 16 March. Our session will feature exciting presentations by two of our Hub members.

Birte Vogel, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (UoM), will give a paper entitled ‘Money over message? A political economy perspective of street art in conflict-affected societies’ which explores in how far livelihood considerations and funding implications impact on artistic freedom and messaging.

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International Women’s Day 2021: new research details the torrent of social media attacks targeting Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa

New research released on March 8, which marks International Women’s Day, provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the online violence against a prominent women journalist. The research which was published by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) and conducted by Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) members Julie Posetti, Diana Maynard and Kalina Bontcheva consists of a big data analysis “of the torrent of social media attacks on internationally celebrated digital media pioneer Maria Ressa over a five-year period (2016-2021)”.

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