Participant Seminars, Lectures, Panels

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The following video and audio content show the various panels, seminars, lectures, and dialog at the Salzburg Academy. All presenters here are past participants of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

NETIZENSHIP IN CHINA - How is the internet changing notions of citizenship and activism in China?

What influence are ‘netizens’ having on public opinion, private life, and government response to official corruption?

These were just a few of the questions addressed by a team of students and faculty from Tsinghua University during their presentation at the 2009 Salzburg Academy.

(Click on the image to see Audio and Video slide shows of the cases presented)


- International students at the 2009 Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change discuss and debate the media literacy lessons of a visit to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, and a viewing of the 1955 French holocaust documentary "Night and Fog" (Nuit et Brouillard). Film by Jamie McIntyre.


2008 Beijing Olympics - Comparative Media Coverage Worldwide
The Salzburg Academy conducted a global comparative study of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Students coded 67 front pages around the world, seeking to find out if the world is speaking the same language. A major global comparative study of front page newspaper coverage of the Beijing Olympics was conducted by all participants of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change. Students and faculty coded 484 articles in 10 languages over the first week of the Olympics to explore the similarities and differences in coverage of this global event.


THE SALZBURG TRILOG - This panel discussion took place on the last day of the Salzburg Trilogue ( Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Salzburg, Austria. This year's topic was "Global visions: Are we speaking a common language?".

Panelists right to left:
- Dr. Surendra Munshi (noted Indian sociologist) (you can't see him in this clip)
- Dana Janbek, University of Miami, also a student of the Salzburg Academy
- Mr. Rui Yang (Host and Managing editor of China's CCTV9) (Moderator)
- Dr. Ursula Plassnik (Austrian Foreign Minister)
- Mr. Peter Sutherland (Chairman of BP)
- Mr. Victor Yong Xu, Tsinghua University, also a student of the Salzburg Academy

Check out FM Plassnik's comment at the end! (you have to raise the volume to hear it)
The session was filmed by Moses Shumow

(click image for video)