[Reader-list] [Announcements] Crisis/Media Workshop

rachel magnusson rachel at sarai.net
Sat Dec 28 01:30:06 IST 2002

Crisis/Media: The Uncertain States of Reportage

Sarai-Waag Workshop 
at Sarai-CSDS, Delhi
March 3-5, 2003

"The hottest place in hell is reserved for those 
who tried to stay neutral in times of crisis..."
The Inferno, Dante Alighieri

Crisis/Media, is a conference that will bring together media 
professionals, activists, and scholars to discuss crisis in the media, 
and the crisis of the media today. 

Since September 11, crises in the media have become everyday events 
and have taken on global dimensions. But what happens when crisis 
becomes commonplace? How can media tell the stories 
behind/beneath the crisis? How are the tensions between local/global, 
mainstream /alternative, event/representation unfolding? In thinking 
about these and other questions, the conference will try to focus on both 
the ways in which media cover/create/manage spectacular crisis 
events, and on the crisis that this reportage has produced for media 

Key Issues:

*	Are the Crises in the Media, the Crises of the Media? Where do the 
lines between reporting in the mainstream and the alternative media 
harden, and where do they blur?

*	Has the "broadcast" model, which was the mainstay of the big media 
business, proved to be too bulky and too conservative in a world in 
which things change by the minute?

*	Has the internet really made it possible for correspondents to be 
co-respondents to the realties of a changing world?

Panels on:

*	South Asia : Bearing Witness to the Truth in Difficult Times

*	Correspondents in the Crossfire : Reporting Situations of Conflict 

*	The Crisis of Everyday Life : Dispatches from Global Cities

*	Stories of Earth and Water : Reporting Ecological Crises

*	The Future of Global Independent Media Activism

Special focuses and reports from:
South Asia, Argentina, Australia, the Balkans

Plenaries, Discussions, Open Sessions, Screenings

If you are not presenting a paper but wish to attend the conference, you 
can pre-register by sending an email to crisis-media at sarai.net.

For details contact rachel at sarai.net

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