International broadcasting and the challenge of cultivating a European public sphere

Date: 9 March 2018

Venue: Stadscampus, de Meerminne, aula M.005 - St-Jacobsstraat 2 - 2000 Antwerpen (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Organization / co-organization: Faculty of Social Sciences

Short description: Lecture by Berlin-based broadcaster and journalist Terry Martin

About the lecture

Does Europe have anything amounting to a public sphere? Can international broadcasting (or any media) help bridge the gaps between EU member states and foster a sense of shared identity? Or will “Unity in Diversity” remain an empty slogan for a fractured space defined by national interests and linguistic divides? These are some of the questions Canadian-born journalist Terry Martin will explore during his forthcoming talk, drawing on 25 years of broadcasting experience in Europe. He’ll look at examples of how the European Union, commercial news enterprises and nationally funded broadcasters have sought to overcome the obstacles in Europe’s fragmented media landscape in recent years. While considering the growing impact and potential of digital communication technologies, Terry will also look at how players from outside the European Union are influencing the development of a common European media market today.

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