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[Nettime-nl] [debaliemedia-nieuws] The New Rights Talk: Turning Media into aHuman Right?

Aankondiging voor publiek debat nav de workshop over media - communicatie- 
en informatierecht die deze week voor advocaten, activisten en academici  in de 
balie plaatsvond.

Voertaal: ENGELS 


A N N O U N C E M E N T 

Public Debate: 

The New Rights Talk: Turning Media into a Human Right? 

"The proper place for justice is the courtroom, not the TV screen." 
- concerned British citizen, 2000 

An evening with American Activist-Scholars 

with info-graphics about media and rights 

De Balie - Centre for Culture and Politics 
Thursday, June 24, 20.00 hrs 
Reservations: 020 - 553 51 00 

Part of All-American Issues: Stories from the Homeland, the series co-produced 
by de Balie Centre for Culture and Politics and the Govcom.org Foundation, 
Amsterdam, with support from the Ford Foundation, New York. 

Global issues hit the homeland. Finally, there are issues from abroad to awaken 
the U.S. The U.S.A is normally one of greatest exporters of social issues. 
Indeed, for many people globalisation is Americanization. But now the U.S. is 
witnessing its activist-scholars importing issues and movements. The World 
Social Forum is coming to North America, and with it come the issue lists. 
Shipping in the issues these days may provide new opportunities for rights talk, 
because the U.S. always has been adept at turning issues into rights. 
"Communication Rights," "Cultural Rights," "Information Rights" and "Media 
Justice" are among the new coinages. But who are the bearers of these rights? 
Normally subjects seek rights. But are rights seeking subjects? And what are the 
costs of turning issues into rights? 

Media Rights for all 
What if we make the digital divide into 'Internet rights'? 
Can we expand free speech to 'communication rights'? 
Will plurality of voices and diversity of viewpoints make way for 'media 
When we say 'cultural rights', can we really mean that groups have rights? 
Do 'information rights' imply a Freedom of Information Act for all? 

Introduction by Richard Rogers 

Speakers include: 

Jodi Dean, Hobart-William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY 
Noortje Marres, Philosophy, University of Amsterdam 
Lisa Brooten, Our Media Network 
Seeta Pena Gangadharan, International Media Actor Center 
Rusty Tunnard, Tufts University 
Robert Latham, Social Science Research Council 
Gerri Spilke, Center for Collaborative Learning, Philadelphia 
David Philips, University of Texas at Austin 
David Silver, The September Project 
Sarah Washburn, The September Project 
Philip M. Napoli, Fordham University 
Rafel Lucea, MIT 
Nick Jankowski, Oxford Internet Institute 
Catherine Borgman-Arboleda, International Media Actor Center 

Further information: 

Origins of the Media Justice Movement in the USA: 
(The Highlander Meeting) 

Issuenetwork - the workshop site of the Govcom.org Foundation: 

Media pages De Balie: 

Website Govcom.org Foundation: 

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