Media in Greece: Free or dependent?

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Media in Greece: Free or dependent?

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - 5:00pm
Zoom webinar
Roman Gerodimos (Bournemouth University)
Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter)
Tim Vlandas (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Stathis Kalyvas (All Souls College, Oxford)

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This panel discusses the hybrid nature and quality of the media in Greece by looking at public perceptions and levels of trust in traditional media, the relationship and interdependencies between journalism and the political class, the flowed regulatory system, as well as the limits of investigative journalism.

Roman Gerodimos is Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs at the Faculty of Media and Communication, at Bournemouth University. His background is in political science and international studies. He holds an MSc in European Politics & Policy (LSE) and a PhD in Political Communication (Bournemouth). He is the winner of the 2010 Arthur McDougall Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association for his research on online youth civic engagement. His research focuses on the challenges facing democracy and engagement in a context of globalisation, digitisation and extremism. As Founder of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the PSA he created and led for fourteen years the leading global network of experts on Greek society and politics; organising international conferences, raising tens of thousands of pounds in funding for events and projects; convening/chairing tens of conference panels, roundtables and research seminars both individually and in collaboration with major partners; launching and overseeing numerous prize and fieldwork competitions and channelling funding to young and emerging researchers; editing and curating numerous pamphlets, guides, podcasts and a Working Paper Series; and bringing academics in contact with international media and stakeholders. Since 2010, Dr Gerodimos has been a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change – a global summer school on media literacy and youth engagement run by the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria; and has led numerous global research projects in the UK (The World Unplugged / 2010; The Tethered World / 2011; On Cities / 2012; the Global Citizenship Survey / 2017). Dr Gerodimos is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has won multiple awards and nominations for his pedagogic achievements and contribution to student learning. His work has featured in international media outlets such as: CNN, Sky News, BBC TV, Radio and Online, Euronews and the Associated Press.

Lambrini Rori is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exceter. Her research interests are in the areas of comparative politics, political behaviour, party politics and political communication. She is a member of the Centre for Elections, Media and Participation (CEMaP), the Centre for European Governance (CEG) and the Press Officer of the Greek Political Science Group (GPSG) of the Political Studies Association. Her current projects focus on the electoral rise of the far right in Europe, the role of emotions in radicalisation, political violence and the dynamics of political networks in social media. She offers courses on comparative politics, political psychology of the masses, political sociology, research methods and design. She currently acts as the Senior Tutor of the Department of Politics in Penryn. Her research project on political violence has been awarded by a Jean Monnet fellowship from the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute from 2020 to 2021. She has been the Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher of the 2018-2019 LSE Research Project "Low-intensity violence in crisis-ridden Greece: evidence from the radical right and the radical left" and the 2018-2019 Early Career Fellow of the British School at Athens.

Discussant: Stathis Kalyvas is the Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Fellow of the British Acadamy. Previously he was the Arnold Wolfers Professor, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence at Yale University. Prior to Yale, he was at University of Chicago, New York University, and Ohio State University. He has received his B.A from the University of Athens and his M.A and P.H.D from the University of Chicago. He has received several awards, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for best book on government, politics, or international affairs (2007), the Luebbert Award for best book in comparative politics (2008), the European Academy of Sociology Book Award (2008), the J. David Greenstone Award for best book in politics and history (1997), and the Gregory Luebbert Award for best article in comparative politics (2001, 2009, and 2011). He a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is known for his research on political violence. He wrote The Logic of Violence in Civil War

Chair: Tim Vlandas is Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a Fellow of St Antony’s College. He is also the current Course Director for Comparative Social Policy. Prior to joining the University of Oxford in September 2018 he was an Associate Professor in Comparative Political Economy at the University of Reading and a Research Officer at the LSE. After an initial training in Economics and Development Economics, Tim specialised in the Political Economy of welfare state policies in Europe during his PhD at the LSE, which was fully funded in recognition for academic merit and research potential. He has won both teaching and research prizes, including a class teaching prize at the LSE, a doctoral researcher prize awarded by the European Network for Social Policy Analysis and an award for the best paper on European Politics and Society by the American Political Science Association.