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Three-D Issue 27: MeCCSA Conference 2017: Culture, Media, Equality and Freedom

Katy Parry University of Leeds We’ve made some good progress on the conference preparations for Leeds MeCCSA 2017 (11-13 January) since Anna Zoellner’s last update in July. Not least, Anna has handed over the lead role on the organising committee … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Are citizens journalism’s last resort? Activist citizen journalism under the Turkish state of emergency

Anonymous Ever since the first newspapers were published in Turkey, journalism has been an occupation trying to survive under censorship, threats, arrests, exile, and even assassinations. At the same time, mainstream journalism has always served the interests of certain capital … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Still Saying: “We Will Not Be A Party To This Crime” as Peace Academics of Turkey

Mine Gencel Bek Ankara University, Turkey The past two years have seen many dramatic changes in Turkey. Leading up to the General Election in June 2015, there was a sense of hope. Many intellectuals and academics joined forces to ensure … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Restoring credibility after the recent UCU campaign

Patricia McManus University of Brighton UCU did not ‘fail’ to win the campaign it set out to win with the pay claim of 2015/16: it walked away from the opportunity to win. This pay campaign had a very successful launch … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Mickey Mouse and the state of media and cultural studies

Theodore Koulouris University of Brighton In a recent interview to the Daily Mail Sir Michael Parkinson, the veteran talk-show host, said that media studies is a ‘mickey mouse’ degree and that students would be better off learning ‘on the job’. These pronouncements … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Knowledge economy and the managerialization of humanities: a democratic approach?

Marco Benoît Carbone University College London University of the Arts, London As part of my research interests, I have been drawn to reflect on the potential social impact of a scenario in which Higher Education in the United Kingdom, and … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Pawns, chips and showing some humanity

John Downey Loughborough University About 17% of all teaching and research posts at UK universities are held by non-British EU citizens. About 14% of all research funds for British universities come from the EU. About 5% of all undergraduate students … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Gavin MacFadyen Obituary

Paul Lashmar University of Sussex Just occasionally a cliché does the job, and as John Pilger said of the late Gavin MacFadyen, at the memorial to Gavin in December: “They don’t make them like that anymore”. Gavin was in every … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: The BBC, the Referendum and “Post-truth Politics”

Julian Petley Brunel University In its referendum coverage, the BBC stood widely accused of misinterpreting its statutory requirement to treat news and current affairs with “due impartiality” as an obligation to be “balanced”. As a result, as David Cox puts it, “viewers … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: The status quo won’t do: a very critical defence of public service media

Des Freedman Goldsmiths, University of London  Academics like to talk of ‘critical junctures’: moments of great instability when different pressures and crises come together to produce the possibility of dramatic change. I don’t think it would be too controversial to argue … Continue reading

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