In the past few years Africa has attracted unprecedented interest from international media players. In January 2012 China Central Television (CCTV) launched its new platform, CCTV Africa, providing information on Africa to Chinese, African and global audiences. Al Jazeera, as a relatively new player on the continent, has become increasingly popular and is exploring the possibility to launch of a new channel in Kiswahili, while actors which have broadcasted to Africa for a long time, such as the BBC, are developing a new strategy for the continent. This conference explores these transformations together with the very actors that are transforming old and new media on the African continent.
Registration and Welcome: Iginio Gagliardone, University of Oxford
Panel 1: 9.00-11.00 The New Face of International Broadcasting in Africa
Song Jianing, Bureau Chief, CCTV Africa
Mohamed Adow, Director, Al-Jazeera Kiswahili
Mary Harper, Africa Editor, BBC
Nicole Stremlau, University of Oxford (Chair)
Panel 2: 11.30-13.00 Reflecting on the Shift: Implications for Africa and Beyond
Martin Davies, CEO Frontier Advisory Africa
Yushan Wu, South African Institute of International Affairs
Winston Mano, University of Westminster
Chris Alden, London School of Economics (Chair)
Lunch in Hall: 13.00-14.00
Panel 3: 14.00-16.00 New Media and New Technologies
Wang Chaowen, General Director, Xinhua Africa Bureau
Yawei Liu, Director, China Programme, The Carter Center
Timothy Garton-Ash, University of Oxford
Martin Plaut, BBC (Chair)
Early bird registration is £20 (£15 students) before 26 October. £30 thereafter until final deadline 2 November, and includes lunch. There is also a cocktail dinner with speakers at Oriel College for £30. Register at http://oucan.politics.ox.ac.uk. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate Interpretation Concerning Some Issues on the Concretely Applicable Law in Handling Criminal Intellectual Property Rights Infringement Cases (II)
JI No. (2007)6
The Supreme People’s Court announces: the “Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate Interpretation Concerning Some Issues on the Concretely Applicable Law in Handling Criminal Intellectual Property Rights Infringement Cases (II)” was passed on 4 April 2007 at the 1422nd meeting of the Supreme People’s Court Legal Committee, and the 75th meeting of the 10th prosecution committee of the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate, is hereby promulgated, and takes effect on 5 April 2007.
Provisional Regulations Concerning Measures for Radio and Television Broadcasting Organ Personnel Breaking Propaganda Discipline
Article 1: In order to guarantee radio and television propaganda supporting Party spirit principles, persist in correct public opinion guidance, according to relevant regulations such as the “State Council Provisional Regulations Concerning State Administrative Organ Personnel Rewards and Punishments”, “Radio and Television Management Regulations”, “Central Committee Propaganda Department, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Opinion Concerning Establishing a Warning System for Radio and Television Broadcast Breaking Discipline and Regulations”, “China News Workers’ Professional Ethic Standards”, “Some Regulations Concerning Prohibition of Paid News”, etc., these Regulations are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »