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The China Media Centre at the University of Westminster is one of the organisers of The Third China Dialogue that will be held on 2 and 3 December, aiming to bring comparisons between China and the rest of the world into a global conversation.

We welcome papers from scholars, policymakers, artists and civil society group members that will engage critically with particular aspects of cultural policy in the Arab region.

A new partnership has been established between the fact-checking organisation Africa Check (https://africacheck.org), the University of Westminster’s Institute for Advanced Studies (http://www.westminster.ac.uk/wias), and the Africa Media Centre (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/camri/research-centres/africa-media-centre).

A new report entitled ‘Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children’ has been released by Professor Jeanette Steemers and Feryal Awan from the University of Westminster.

The University of Westminster will host a symposium called ‘Media Engagement: Connecting Production, Texts and Audiences’ on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

The China Media Centre has hosted the International Conference on China and the Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication.

A new book examining the relationship between politics and the media in Italy’s last 20 years has been published by Lexington Books. Its author, Alessandro D’Arma, is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster Faculty of Media, Arts and Design.

2015 is the 35th anniversary of the MacBride Report, a media policy report with the title “Many Voices, One World: Towards a New, More Just and More Efficient World Information and Communication Order” that UNESCO published in 1980.

Jointly organised by the BBC Trust, the University of Westminster and the MeCCSA Policy Group, a seminar entitled ‘Tomorrow’s BBC: Who Governs?’ took place on 1 October at the University of Westminster as part of the BBC’s Charter Review process.

Christian Fuchs’ monograph “Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media” has been published by Routledge. Christian is Professor of Social Media at the University of Westminster Faculty of Media, Arts and Design.

The "Open Up!" report discusses how parliament can become a more open and more public sphere and asks what role Digital Media can play.

Hyperlocal media, charitable journalism and media policy reform were among the topics discussed at an event organised by CAMRI's AHRC-funded Media Plurality and Power Project on Friday 2 May.

Daniel Trottier's monograph "Social Media as Surveillance" (Ashgate, 2012) was awarded the 2013 Annual Book Prize by the Surveillance Studies Network.

"Social Media: A Critical Introduction" by Christian Fuchs, Professor of Social Media at the University of Westminster, provides a broad introduction to how social media have changed society and how society’s power structures shape social media.

"Social Media: A Critical Introduction" by Christian Fuchs, Professor of Social Media at the University of Westminster, provides a broad introduction to how social media have changed society and how society’s power structures shape social media.

Following a wide-ranging discussion involving leading figures in media policy, law and regulation, a group of academics have recommended necessary reforms on media plurality.

Amanda Wrigley, of CAMRI’s Media History group, has just published ‘Louis MacNeice: The Classical Radio Plays’, co-edited with S J Harrison.

The branding insight agency Canvas8 has published a report by CAMRI’s Paul Dwyer, working with Julia Jones, which argues that a fundamental change has occurred in the way cultural tastes are being formed.

A new book focusing on the daily routines and experiences of Europe’s Muslims, co-authored by CAMRI’s Roza Tsagarousianou, has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Professor Jean Seaton will chair a historic meeting on 7 January 2014, between Lord Asa Briggs, BBC historian, and Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC.

Naomi Sakr, Professor of Media Policy and Director of the Arab Media Centre, gave a presentation in Doha, Qatar, on 28 November 2013, about policies on television for children.

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Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC), Volume 10 2014. Special issue - The Internet and the Material Turn.

Westminster is ranked as the number one university in the United Kingdom for "Media, Journalism and Communications" according a leading international league table. The new QS Worldwide University Rankings places Westminster above the London School of Economics in the UK, second only in Europe and number 19 in the world.

On 11 March 2013, the University of Westminster launches both a new Centre for Social Media Research (CSMR) and a new MA in Social Media.

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