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Afghanistan Moot Court Competition

September 19, 2011
12:00AM - 12:00AM

Kabul, Afghanistan

CGCS’s Afghanistan program (AMDEP) will close its first year of activities with a media law moot court competition in Kabul, Afghanistan. Teams from five universities across Afghanistan (Alberony University, Balkh University, Herat University, Kabul University and Nangarhar University) will participate. A moot court competition provides students the opportunity to gain and develop practical legal skill sets, increase their analytic aptitude, build their confidence in public speaking, and interact with academic staff, practitioners and judges. For more information about the other moot court competitions that CGCS and its partners organize, please visit the PCMLP website.

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Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cold War

September 15, 2011 - September 16, 2011

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

Moscow Prime Time is the first book to untangle the paradoxes of Soviet success and failure in the postwar media age.

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Media in Conflict: The Evaluation Imperative

September 9, 2011
09:00AM - 12:30PM

U.S. Institute of Peace

Media in Conflict: The Evaluation Imperative will feature speakers and panel presentations recommending ways to harness the power of the media for conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and a keynote address by David Ensor, director of Voice of America and former director of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.This event is jointly organized by the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors; the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; Fondation Hirondelle; Internews Network; and the United States Institute of Peace.

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The New Advertising System: Innovations and Risks

September 8, 2011
12:00AM - 11:59PM

RIA Novosti Press Center, Moscow

Prof. Turow’s talk will focus on the changes that the U.S., Russian and European advertisement markets have undergone in the digital age. This seminar will also be a platform for discussing recent changes in the global and Russian advertising system, the transformation of the information space in general, as well as the reasons for advertisers’ changing attitude toward their target audience.

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The Legal Enabling Environment for Independent Media in Egypt and Tunisia

September 1, 2011
01:00PM - 05:00PM

National Endowment for Democracy

Join us for a roundtable discussion on media law in Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring. As the two countries prepare for elections in the fall, media assistance stakeholders are analyzing how reforms will affect the legal enabling environment for independent media.

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