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The Denouncers: Latin American Journalism in Transnational Perspective

The Denouncers: Latin American Journalism in Transnational Perspective
UTSC: 1280 Military Trail, Bladen Wing BV 363
Time: Oct 8th, 1:00 pm End: Oct 8th, 3:00 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Latin American, Human Geography (UTSC), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), English (UTSC), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Communications, Caribbean, Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Robert Samet, Anthropology, Union College

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and the UT-Scarborough Critical Journalism program are pleased to present:

Robert Samet, Anthropology, Union College

The Denouncers: Latin American Journalism in Transnational Perspective

What is the relationship between journalism and democracy? This seemingly straightforward question is especially pertinent in light of democratic openings world over. Yet, more often than not, North American researchers have failed to pose the question effectively. Instead the starting point for research is an assumed liberal-democratic framework that fits awkwardly with the norms and practices of journalism in much of the world. Prof. Samet’s objective in this presentation is not to critique liberalism or the ideals of Anglo-American journalism, but rather to help reorient research on
journalism so that it better reflects the grounded practices and autochthonous norms of the places it seeks to describe. To do this, he turns to the case that he knows best-Venezuela-and a practice that has received too little attention despite its prevalence-the journalistic use of denuncias (denunciations).

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at (416) 946-8464.

Co-sponsors:

  • UTSC Department of Arts, Culture and Media
  • UTSC Program in Journalism

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