21st CENTURY CITIZENSHIP IN NEW ZEALAND LECTURE SERIES

15 Aug 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Massey University Wellington Campus
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30 JULY - Manawatu Campus : Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey

7 AUGUST - Albany Campus : Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

15 AUGUST - Wellington Campus : Professor Judy McGregor

BEYOND 'LIKES': ENABLING PUBLIC VOICE IN NEW ZEALAND

Wellington Campus - Professor Judy McGregor

How do we sustain an enabling environment for groups in society such as young people, low paid workers, vulnerable and disabled people to take a "public voice" that is listened to? Encouraging space for public debate and dialogue and the discussion of solutions requires a critique of how we communicate, for what purpose and with what outcomes. Three case studies using different media platforms and communications channels are explored with the audience who are asked to rate whether the "noise" they generated has deepened democracy or devaluded it.

BIOGRAPHY

JUDY MCGREGOR is Head of the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT. As a former newspaper academic with a PhD in political communication from Massey University, she has expertise in media sociology, media representation, aspects of crime news and "moral panic", freedom of expression and new media issues, balance and fairness and regulatory aspects relating to the media and sports news. A former Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Judy has wide expertise in human rights and social justice issues. Her specific interests lie in discrimination issues, women's rights, gender equality in governance, management professional and public life, equal pay and the employment of ethnic and minority groups.

As a trained lawyer Judy is interested in all aspects of human rights law and is currently engaged in New Zealand Law Foundation-funded research assessing the impact of New Zealand's ratification of the international treaty bodies. Judy is author or editor of seven books, including four journalism texts and a book exploring the employment of older workers. She is a trained lawyer, and has held fellowships at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities.

HAVE YOUR SAY IN A DISCUSSION WITH EXPERT PANELLISTS TO FOLLOW, HOSTED BY BRYAN CRUMP, RADIO NZ'S POPULAR 'NIGHTS' HOST

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