Dr Antal Wozniak (Univ. of Liverpool) and Clare Farrell (Extinction Rebellion) discuss activist strategies, media representations, and public perceptions of climate action
Today’s climate activists contend not only with the contexts of ecological crisis and repressive legislation. They also confront the problem of their mediation. Journalistic biases, common paradigms of reporting protests, and the logics of social media and 'post truth' all amount to a profoundly challenging reality in which to act, and insist on the need to ‘Tell The Truth’ as the basis for any possible hope for people and planet.
How does the media emerge as a set of practical problems for activists and publics in a time of climate catastrophe? And how are these problems navigated and resolved by those mobilised for climate justice?
This event brings together activist, academic and journalist contributors to discuss the role of media in today’s climate and environmental activism. We will consider three key ‘moments’ in the doing and mediating of climate activism: the political action itself, including media strategies; the media framing of protestors and their activities; and public interpretation and perception of the resulting images and stories.
The Centre hosts this event for the Study of Global Media and Democracy.
The speakers for this discussion will be:
Dr Antal Wozniak (Media and Communications, University of Liverpool) discusses his research into public perceptions of climate protest, direct action and performance.
Clare Farrell, Co-Founder and Media Co-ordinator of Extinction Rebellion UK
The discussion will be chaired by Dr Jamie Matthews (Goldsmiths Sociology and Co-Director of the Centre)
Dates & times
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|30 Mar 2023||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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