What is the role of media in driving social change?


location Arts at the Old Fire Station | 3 PM-4:30 PM Wednesday 15 April 2015 (BST)

Have you ever felt compelled to act after reading a provocative article? Do you feel the media today holds an essential role in shaping tomorrow’s world? Then join Ashoka and Thomson Reuters Foundation as we convene an expert panel to tackle the changing and pressing role of media in driving social change today.

Speakers

  • Astrid Zweynert

    Editor of http://www.trust.org/, Thomson Reuters Foundation's website covering humanitarian crises, human rights, climate change and social innovation.

  • Charlie Beckett

    Journalist, LSE media professor, Polis think-tank director.Tweets on journalism, UK & global politics (& WHUFC)

  • ChristiandeBoisredon

    Solutions Journalism : founder @Sparknews (social innovation video platform + #ImpactJournalism Day with newspapers and TVs in 40 countries). Ashoka Fellow.

  • Adam Lent

    I run the RSA's Action and Research Centre but off to @Ashoka soon. Writing a book, 'Small is Powerful': http://t.co/rlvHLll0Ql . All views here my own.

  • SusannaFlood

    Head of the international media team at Amnesty International, tweeting on issues that touch me, trying to do my bit to help make the world a better place

Sponsors

  • Media Rise

    Elevating media for social good. Save the date for our 3rd annual festival: Sept 28 - Oct 4. Rise with us: #mediarise

Hosts

  • Ashoka

    Ashoka is an international citizen-sector organization that is leading the way to an Everyone a Changemaker World.

  • TR Foundation

    Thomson Reuters Foundation is committed to empowering people in need around the world with trusted information and free legal assistance.

Location

Arts at the Old Fire Station

40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, United Kingdom

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