Public event

Digital Communication and Social Media - Challenges for Human Rights and Democracy

Mohamad Najem talks. He is the co-founder and advocacy director of Lebanese organisation Social Media Exchange (SMEX). He will tell what kind of possibilities we have to defend public space against all kind of on-line threats.

The Digital Revolution has also a strong impact on media and political environment. With digital tools, all kind of communication becomes easier, but these tools will also increase the possibilities of different sort of obscure on-line control by undemocratic and illiberal actors.

Social Media is playing an important role in many political processes all over the world.

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After the presentation, there will be plenty of time to debate the topic with him and between the audience.

TAPRI is organising this session with Mohamad Najem together with the Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication COMET and with the support of The Anna Lindh National Network in Finland

For more information, please contact
Professor emeritus tuomo.melasuo [at] (Tuomo Melasuo)