Media, Policy & Advocacy in Humanitarian Action Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Program Description

Media, Policy & Advocacy in Humanitarian Action Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of political debates regarding Western humanitarianism and issues pertaining to media and aid delivery, policy and advocacy.

Course Outline

  • Realist and Liberal perspectives on humanitarian intervention.

  • Media and war

  • Rwandan Genocide

  • Humanitarian crisis and US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq; dealing with humanitarian crisis during wars of national interest.

  • Politics and Media Power relations including manufacturing consent, indexing, and political contest media

  • Aljazeera

  • Fox News

  • Media-state-aid agency interactions

  • Empathy, distance, superficiality, negativity and ethnocentric framing of developing country crises

  • Media and foreign policy: the CNN effect, types of media effect and scope of media impact

  • The limits of the CNN effect and humanitarian action including conflict prevention, and post-conflict peace building

  • Media management during humanitarian crises

  • Advocacy strategies

Academic requirements:

Any person who would like to work in or who is working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course

English language requirements:

Proof of English to IELTS 6.5

Specific aims:

  • Discuss the politics of aid delivery and humanitarian action
  • Discuss practical issues pertaining to media management during humanitarian responses
  • Critically review the theories of media-state relations and the factors that affect media coverage of humanitarian crises
  • Discuss the geopolitics of humanitarian action
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 27, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Apr. 2017
2 weeks
Full time
1,150 GBP
Start date Apr. 2017
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 weeks
Price 1,150 GBP