Gretchen King, PhD student in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, was a member of the Media@McGill’s delegation to the World Social Forum Tunis this past March 24 to 28, 2015. Benefiting from the stimulating experience at the World Social Forum, she produced the three following audio reports. Click on the hyperlinks to listen.
Media@McGill Delegation members holding banner, starting fourth from left: Sophie Toupin, (WSF attendee), Gretchen King, Stéphane Couture
About Media@McGill: Media@McGill (media.mcgill.ca) is a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture. It is based in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, but its projects are interdisciplinary in nature and involve scholars from other fields as well as non-academics.
Media@McGill sent three delegates to Tunis to attend the World Social Forum and related activities, such as the World Forum on Free Media, as well as preparatory meetings for an upcoming Internet Social Forum.
The M@M Delegation to the 2015 World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia is being supported by Media@McGill; the Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications; the Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship at McGill; and the McGill Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).