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Bangor’s Media, Persuasion and Communications Network ran successful conference

Bangor’s Media, Persuasion and Communications Network hosted the Political Studies Association annual Media and Politics Group Annual Conference, 10-11 Nov 2014. The theme was on Media, Persuasion and Human Rights.

The conference saw a great line-up of international speakers with keynotes from Professor Sue Clayton and Professor Jon Silverman.

Professor Sue Clayton, Professor of Film and Television, Goldsmiths, gave an entertaining, insightful and poignant talk, on Indies and Interactive: how to build new media formats and networks for human rights.

Professor Jon Silverman, Research Professor Media and Criminal Justice at University of Bedfordshire, stretched participants’ minds and knowledge concerning the International Criminal Court, and the African Union’s own Court of Justice and Human Rights, with his talk on The Justice Conundrum: redressing human rights abuses in Africa, reflecting on failures to hold accountable the ‘big men’ while in power.

Inspirational papers by postgraduates and established academics, a great conference dinner in the Teras Bar, and plenty of time for networking made this an excellent conference. The conference was sponsored by BBC Monitoring and by academic publishers Peter Lang, as well as Bangor University. More details on the conference are available on the MPC website:

MPC brings together academics across Bangor University as well as further afield to research and advise upon the influence of commercial and political communication in society and culture.

Publication date: 19 November 2014