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Panel discussion: Influencing the world, listening to the world

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Bush House Arcade (Strand Campus)

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Influencing the world, listening to the world: the emergence of the public voice

Panel discussion to accompany installation

How wars and major international issues are presented and discussed, the language used, and themes such as propaganda, spin and fake news that communicate these issues, are all hot topics in our current age of global insecurity. What information can be trusted? Which news counts? Which voices do we listen to?

The BBC World Service has been pivotal in reporting global conflict for almost eight decades. The acquisition of its former home, Bush House, by King’s, gives us an opportunity to explore the ways in which news reporting, strategic communication, public discussion and engagement, the very idea of global service in the broadest sense, audio-visual (radio-television) balances, the place of audiences and publics, and attitudes to key global issues have changed, since the BBC World Service began to broadcast in 1932.

Join us for a panel discussion, including Emily Kasriel, BBC World Service, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, King’s College London, Dr. Nicholas Michelsen, King’s College London, Professor Marie Gillespie, Open University, and Dr. Neville Bolt, Editor-in-Chief Defence Strategic Communications, NATO, which will explore the themes above.


Please note: The information above details the panel discussion that will accompany Influencing the world, listening to the world: the emergence of the public voice, an installation that takes place from the start of the 2017 Arts and Humanities festival on Monday 9 October 2017 and runs through until the end of the festival on Friday 20 October 2017. The installation will be open from 11.00-21.00 daily

About the installation:

This audio-visual installation artwork, BABEL NEWS, will involve a public sound-and-vision-scape, using audio tracks of material from broadcasts by the BBC World Service and reflecting the emergence of the public voice.

Booking is not required for the installation


Image: (detail of) ‘Radial Waves’ © Milena Michalski

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