Past Event

Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Salzburg Global Seminar

More than 80 students hailing from five different continents come together for a three-week session to create civic media for social change.

Salzburg Global SeminarEconomic and social disorder have long proven to be key factors affecting the rise and decline of populism. Today, populism is growing stronger in several countries such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland. Populist leaders are using their power to actively subvert the freedom of the press, threatening journalists and hindering free speech. This summer, over 80 students from 10 countries participated in the Salzburg Global session, Voices Against Extremism: Media Responses to Global Populism to explore how the media - in all its forms - can stem this tide.

The session is part of the Salzburg Academy for Media and Global Change, an annual three-week program that brings together students from diverse academic backgrounds and nationalities to explore the intersection of students’ own experiences, their understanding of the media and how it can be used to address pressing global concerns.

The students were guided by leading media practitioners, including Brian Hanley from Internews, Robin Wright from The New Yorker, and Florian Scholochow, the founder and CEO of Mohemian.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Salzburg Global Seminar
Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58
5020 Salzburg, Austria