Upcoming events

 

Book Launch: Media Freedom in the Age of Citizen Journalism – Dr. Peter Coe


Date

11 May 2022, 9am – 11am

Venue

Online Workshop (Zoom)

Journalism has changed. The internet and social media have permanently altered the media ecology and have shifted the media paradigm beyond recognition by enabling new actors to enter the media marketplace, and by changing the way that news is generated, published, and consumed.

Central to this communication revolution are citizen journalists, who’s newsgathering and publication activities have made them crucial to public discourse. This book interrogates how the internet and social media have enabled citizen journalism to flourish, and what this means for the traditional institutional press, the public sphere, media freedom, and press regulation. It argues that the law’s treatment of media freedom as a concept needs to be modernised, as citizen journalists are operating as media, but are not recognised as such.

This event is a book launch and will be rune as a panel session. The author, Dr. Peter Coe will explain his motivations for writing the book, and why it makes an important contribution to the scholarship on free speech, media freedom and regulation. The panellists, who are drawn from academia and practice will discuss their thoughts on the book, and how they believe it contributes to the debates surrounding how we define journalists and regulate them in the current media environment. The audience will be given the opportunity to ask the panel questions at the end of the session.

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ILPC Seminar Series: How to Regulate High-Risk AI: The EU AI Ac

Date

20 May 2022, 1pm – 2pm

Venue

Online via Zoom

In this online seminar, following a brief introduction, Professor Lillian Edwards will present and discuss her recent work on the EU AI Act in her role as Legal Expert Advisor to the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Dr Petra Molnar will be the discussant for this seminar. She will respond to the key points raised in Lilian’s presentation and also speak specifically on the implications of the EU AI Act for migration and fundamental rights within the EU. We will then open up the online floor for a Q&A from the audience. 

This event launches the ILPC Seminar Series on AI and the Humanities: Transforming Society. These seminars will explore the societal impacts of AI-based technologies and systems and the role of the humanities and social sciences in providing key insights and enabling an open dialogue on these important and complex issues with the public.

Further details and booking here