Ms Chipo Mapondera, graduate student MA Digital Cultures, CGMC, presents an interview with the esteemed journalist Veronica Pedrosa in a podcast on SOAS Radio, entitled, Global Digital Futures: Media Spectacle & Democracy in the Philippines, linked here.
On 10 July 2020, the Iranian Judiciary announced that three men, namely Amirhossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi and Mohamad Rajabi, who were arrested in anti-regime protests in November 2019, were to be imminently executed as they had been denied appeal. Within three days of the announcement, the Persian hashtag #اعدام_نکنید (“Don’t_Execute”) started appearing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. By 14 July, the hashtag was trending globally on Twitter with many inside
Ismini Sahli Anastassiou, a former student in the Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media writes about Chilean telenovelas. Domesticating Otherness: The representation of Arabs in a Chilean Telenovela Latin American telenovelas and their romantic and carnivalesque storylines have turned out to be one of the most watched programmes in the region, as well as the most exported televisual products globally. The melodramatic narratives appeal to the family, thus proving to be
As a part of the course work at the Centre for Global Media and Communication, we encourage students to explore old academic debates in new and creative ways. For instance, in the Global Digital Cultures MA degree that I convene, this option has been built into the digital assignments that students engage with throughout the year. Such assignments allow the students both a breather from more rigid classical form of academic