Media @ McGill

Christine Crowther

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Building Media Systems Post-Conflict – Integrating Public Service Broadcasting

My work addresses questions of media and democracy. I am particularly interested in exploring means for facilitating citizens’ right to communicate – despite economic, political, social, and technical obstacles.

My doctoral research will pay particular attention to the possibilities for establishing and maintaining public service broadcasting in media systems without necessarily having a public service broadcaster. I am interested in the role regulatory frameworks can play, as well as journalism institutions – both professional and community based.

While this work has relevance in both developed and developing media systems, my research will focus on countries emerging from conflict - whose media systems are being re-established with the assistance of the international community.