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Media/Politics: University Interactive Talk on Media Influence On Voting Behaviour & On Political Parties With Dr Eitan Tzelgov From University of East Anglia

January 29 @ 13:00 - 13:45

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In this Media/Politics session, Dr Eitan Tzelgov, Associate Professor in Politics in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at University of East Anglia, will run an interactive talk for students on Media Influence On Voting Behaviour & On Political Parties.

2024 will be a dramatic year for elections around the world as citizens in more than 70 countries will go to the polls. And, one of the preconditions for free and fair democratic elections is the flow of information, which depends on the media. We rely on media — both traditional and social — to learn what elections are about, what candidates stand for, and how to judge them based either on promises or record in office.

But, do we trust the media? Can we trust it? Are we able to critically evaluate information coming from media sources or have we reached the point we simply don’t know? Are political parties’ cynical organizations that use media to distract rather than inform? Join me to try to answer those questions.


Lecturer Profile: Dr Eitan Tzelgov



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Media/Politics and related disciplines. Student groups as well as students and teachers joining individually are very welcome.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying Media/Politics at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Zoom and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



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January 29
13:00 - 13:45
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