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Kevin Smets: Member of the Jonge Academie

Prof. dr. Kevin Smets has been selected as a member of the Jonge Academie, a network of young researchers and scientists that was initiated by the Royal Femish Academy of…

Opinion: Zorg past niet in een McDonaldsmodel

Dr. Katleen Gabriels has co-authored (with Tania Moerenhout) an opinion piece on the McDonaldization of healthcare, in the Belgian daily De Morgen. Dorien Meulenijzer, adviseur toegankelijkheid in Leuven, klaagt samen…

VUB professor Ahmadreza Djalali sentenced to death in Iran

Ahmadreza Djalali is a professor that was arrested and sentenced to death for suspected espionage in Iran. He teaches at the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM) in Italy, a…

Katleen Gabriels: Interviews and media appearances

Dr. Katleen Gabriels has made several media appearances to discuss issues ranging from safety and privacy to hate speech and social media: Interviewed by dS Avond, the digital evening paper of…

Book Chapter: A Consideration of the Needs, Opportunities and Challenges for a Critical Advertising Pedagogy

Silke Lissens & Joke Bauwens (2017) 'A Consideration of the Needs, Opportunities and Challenges for a Critical Advertising Pedagogy', pp. 179-194, in James F. Hamilton, Robert Bodle & Ezequile Korin…

Guest Lecture: Prof. David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds)

The CEMESO (Culture, Emancipation, Media & Society) Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the Popular Communication Division of NeFCA (The Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association) invite participants to: "Cultural Markets and Human…

New publication: Special Issue on Kurdish Media and Culture

Kevin Smets has co-edited (with Ali Fuat Sengul) a special issue of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. The issue is titled “Kurdish media and culture in a…

Katleen Gabriels: Interviews and media appearances

Dr. Katleen Gabriels has been interviewed by several media outlets on issues ranging from "paranoid parenting" to "offline life". Interview with Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant (October 22) on paranoid parenting and helicopter…

Radio 1 interview with Katleen Gabriels

Katleen Gabriels was invited by the Radio 1 news programme 'De wereld vandaag' (VRT) to talk about ethical consequences of live streaming. The interview (starting at 45:00) can be listened to…