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Avalanche of Transnational Media in Pakistan by Arzak Khan

An important discussion at the 14th Annenberg Oxford Media Policy Summer institute held at University of Oxford, conducted by Prof Jean Chalaby from City University London, was on transnational media order and the role of migrant television. The transnationalization of global media is a series of paradigm shifts in the advancement of international communications through … Continue reading

The Tangled Web of “Internet Freedom” by Roy Revie

Recognition of the powerful and disruptive roles which Internet-based communication (particularly social and new media) play in the contemporary social and political environment underlay the 2012 Milton Wolf Seminar discussions. New information flows and ways of communicating and organizing challenge accepted political practices, the tenability of old norms, and the power of state actors who … Continue reading

Soft Power and the Subaltern: Who Wins? By Marissa Moran

During lunch on the first day of the Milton Wolf Seminar, a group of us, students, started discussing soft power and its place in international relations theory. One of the other scholars was trying to clarify whether soft power, defined as the ability to wield influence through attraction and co-option rather than coercion, requires a source … Continue reading

Information Space Power and Empowerment in a Changing World by Leshuo Dong

This year’s Milton Wolf Seminar, with its theme, “Transitions Transformed: Ideas of Information and Democracy Post-2011,” brought us all together to think about how the governance of information space shifts global power dynamics. Participants from all over the world discussed internet regulation, media law cases, and media development in a global context. Across the range of … Continue reading

The Architecture of Democracy by Endre Danyi

In one of the most fascinating panels at this year’s Milton Wolf Seminar, an important distinction was made between two particular conceptualizations of the internet. According to the first one, the internet should be thought of as a tool or an instrument; whereas according to the second one, it should be conceived of as the … Continue reading