Media@McGill and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the theme of media representation of women which will be based on issues raised in the 2011 documentary, Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The panel is free and open to the public, but online registration is advised as places are limited. Screenings of Miss Representationwill also be shown throughout the day.
Two recent M@M events -- Beyond Wikileaks: Journalism, Politics and Activism one year after Cablegate, and Miranda July's launch of her new book It Chooses You -- were audio-recorded. These recordings are now available for download from our site, or you can subscribe to all of our audio recordings on your iPod, via the M@M podcast channel on iTunes.
AUDIO: Miranda July's launch of her new book It Chooses You. (~72MB)
Tuesday, November 29, 4:00 pm
Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish (map)
On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and a small number of media partners released thousands of U.S. embassy diplomatic cables in what came to be referred to as 'Cablegate'. International diplomacy, journalism, and broader society were shaken by this extremely public disclosure of classified cables, which had been sent to the U.S. Department of State by its consulates, embassies, and diplomatic missions around the world. Among numerous other revelations, the cables exposed U.S. government war crimes, government corruption in North Africa, and misdealing within the financial sector, igniting an intense debate on the future of diplomacy and the media.
With the appearance of former and current gadflies among the panel speakers for this combined Media@McGill and McGill Development and Alumni Relations event, the discussion on the precarious future of the gadfly press promised to be a spirited one.