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Welcome to Media Trends 2015: Power and Media: Ownership, Sponsorship, Censorship
A conference hosted by Webster Vienna Private University 10-12 September, 2015

We have lined up a diverse group of academics, media professionals, IGO and NGO representatives and students to critically analyze:

  • All aspects of overt and covert control of communication
  • Concentration of ownership
  • Advertiser, commercial, financial and political influences
  • Agenda-setting, framing, technological and organizational constraints
  • Media empowerment

Click here for conference panels, full abstracts and biographies
Click here for the extended call for papers

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

The Media Trends 2015 Organizing Committee

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Vicken Cheterian

Webster University Geneva
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Vicken Cheterian lectures at Webster Geneva Media Communications department. He holds a PhD from the University of Geneva, and has worked as correspondent for a number of publications, incl. Le Monde Diplomatique, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Al-Hayat and others. He is the founder of Caucasus Media Institute in Yerevan, and has consulted a number of international organizations and development agencies on media development and conflict resolution, including the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, UN agencies, OSCE, etc. He is the author of War and Peace in the Caucasus, Russia's Troubled Frontier, Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2009. His latest book is: Open Wounds, Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide, Hurst, 2015.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 12