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JapanSessions: Media Coverage in Crisis

November 10, 2016 - 13:15-15:00

Public lecture by Jens Sejrup, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Compared to news organizations in other liberal democracies, major Japanese news media seem remarkably content to disseminate government-sanctioned information on national policies and developments without notable critical angles or investigative approaches. Why is that? What about the role of the press as the fourth estate or a watchdog of democracy? The media coverage of the Fukushima disaster exposed large credibility deficits in the Japanese system. Was Fukushima a breakthrough for digital and social media as alternatives to the established press in Japan?

Organizer: ADI and Japan Studies, UCPH

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JapanSessions: Media Coverage in Crisis

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Date:
November 10, 2016
Time:
13:15-15:00

Venue

Faculty of Humanities KUA2, Building 12, room 12.1.62
Karen Blixens Vej 4
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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