A discussion panel and drinks reception with a live music performance by Iranian country and blues singer-songwriter Abdi Behranvanfar
The discussion is in Farsi but expert simultaneous translation will be available through headsets
Ali May, Broadcaster and award-winning writer (moderator)
Maziar Bahari, Journalist and filmmaker
Masih Alinejad, Journalist and writer
Kelly Niknejad, Editor-in-Chief at TehranBureau
On behalf of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Small Media would like to invite you to join us for an innovative and interactive panel discussion on March 5th at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon.
The expert panel will discuss the topic ‘Digital Revolution, Journalism and Persian News Consumers’ as part of the Munk School’s “Iran and its Youth - a Series of Dialogues” program.
We have seen a revolution in all aspects of media in the past two decades. We started out with 24-hr rolling news networks like CNN, which already seem outmoded by the newer advances in digital technologies. Today, it is smartphones and social media that rule when consumers need to get their dose of daily or breaking news. On the 5th of March we bring together industry leaders to discuss some of the major issues related to digital journalism while trying to draw a comparison between the global trends and what is happening in the Farsi-speaking media, particularly inside Iran.
The panel discussion will be webcast live for an audience in Iran. All audience members, including those present at the Free Word Center, will be able to ask questions of the panelists via online means, so don’t forget your smartphones!