Losing the media war to autocrats and terrorists: why liberal media fails where it's needed most
In a world where liberal media has become available to almost everyone from everywhere, the media propaganda spread by the Kremlin and ISIS continue to find thousands of followers, despite the near-endless alternatives.
Join the Montreal Institute for Genocide an Human Rights Studies for a talk by our guest Michael Petrou about the media strategies of illiberal actors, namely Russia and the Islamic State, as we try to understand why they have been successful, and how liberal or democratic-minded media can counter their influence.
Michael Petrou is a two-time National Magazine Award-winning journalist and author who has reported from across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. His latest book, Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World, won the Ottawa Book Award for non-fiction. Petrou has a DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Michael Petrou writes for OpenCanada.
This talk will be followed by an open discussion. The event is free and open to the public but registration is mandatory. Please register here.