From Global Media Ethics to Representation of the Other in Meiji Japan
The Beaverbrook Fund for Media@McGill is pleased to announce the award of 15 travel grants to students in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies. The purpose of the grants is to enable students to present at conferences or pursue a part of their research requiring travel.
Ali Mohamed, a PhD candidate in Communication Studies, has been invited to participate in a high-level international roundtable: In Search of Global Media Ethics, that will take place in South Africa next month. The roundtable aims to bring together selected scholars who can contribute to a discussion on global media ethics. Ali's presentation will focus on Islamic perspectives on media ethics and is titled « Ethics and the Responsibility of Freedom of Expression From An Islamic Perspective : A Case Study of Danish Cartoons ». Ali questions the possibility of a transnational media ethics capable of addressing cases such as that of the Danish cartoon controversy. He will also be participating in a follow-up panel discussion on « Globalization and Journalism Ethics : Continuing the Conversation » two months later in San Francisco.