CMDS Participates in Upcoming Panel of the Broadcasting Education Association

April 13, 2017

As a continuing involvement in the discussions about the state, and the future of, public media around the world, CMDS will take part in a panel of the Broadcasting Education Association, in 23 April 2017 in Las Vegas.

The panel, convened and chaired by Rasha Abdulla of The American University in Cairo, is titled "Public Service Broadcasting: Opportunities, and Challenges from Around the Globe." The panel provides an update on public service broadcasting (PSB) from different parts of the world, as well as an update on a new network for PBS researchers that represents all continents and conducts research on over 90 countries. Panelists will report on the results of major studies that span several countries each, including the Future of Public Service Television Inquiry, Mapping Digital Media, and others. 

Abdulla will present under the topic What Does Egypt Need to Have a Proper Public Service Broadcaster? Other panelists include:

  • Des Freedman, Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, the lead for the Future of Public Service Television Inquiry: Hollowed out? Public service television in the UK research project
  • Matthew Powers of the University of Washington, who will be discussing his recent research: Pressures on public service media: Insights from a comparative analysis of 12 democracies.
  • Minna Aslama Horowitz, the coordinator of the Global PSM Experts Network in collaboration with CMDS, will discuss the take-aways of the network's membership survey, focusing on common concerns and research needs around the world.