Media, Business, and Politics in Eastern Europe: Public Relations Development and its Power

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Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219
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2014-11-18 12:00:00
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2014-11-18 14:00:00

Please join us for an engaging Round table discussion Media, Business and Politics in Eastern Europe: Public Relations Development and its Power. Three of the leading academics and business representatives will discuss the transformation of Public Relations industry in Eastern Europe, its overlap with politics and influence on those in power.

Central and Eastern European countries witnessed complete restructuring of business, media and politics throughout the 1990s. Free press emerged and public relations have turned into a multimillion dollar business. Despite new ways of communications and legislative progress, journalists are still experiencing threats to their independency from (self)censorship, local media oligarchs and powerful politicians. Media, business and politics thus overlap in the region, with fascinating specifics in each country.

Denisa Hejlova and Anastasiia Grynko are leading scholars focusing on Public Relations development and power in politics. They recently co-authored a book titled Eastern European Perspectives on the Development of Public Relations, the first reflection on the recent history of PR in the region. Milan Hejl is Co-Founder and Director AMI Communications, the biggest Non-Russian PR agency in Central and Eastern Europe.

Filip Tucek, President of the Columbia University Central and Eastern European Club, will moderate the discussion.

This event is sponsored by the East Central European Center and Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to or by calling 9294218583.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00 to 14:00