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More than mouthpieces: The other side to Southeast Asian journalism
February 6, 2017 - 15:00-17:00
SEASS lecture by PhD fellow Emilie Tinne Lehmann-Jacobsen, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen.
Based on a comparative study of journalism in Singapore and Vietnam, PhD fellow Emilie Lehmann-Jacobsen presents another side to journalism in Southeast Asia. Journalists in the two countries find themselves in constant conflict between wanting to provide their audiences with quality information and living up to expectations of their role in society. While the states’ persistent interference in their profession is a big issue journalists are more concerned about the consequences of the rapid spread of the Internet and communication technologies. Social media and online-based news outlets may help to push the boundaries and set the media agenda but perhaps not without devaluing the profession and eroding years’ worth of professionalization progress.
Moderator: Mark Philip Stadler, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Commentator: Rinatania Fajriani, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
The lecture is part of the Southeast Asia Signature Series (SEASS)