GEFF2022: Animal Protection in the Media: A Panel Discussion
A discussion at the intersection of humans and animals, nature and (media) culture.
The growing attention for the protection of animals, often in relation to nature and the environment, is nowadays apparent in the media. They literally ‘frame’ the theme. But do the media really help put animals on the public agenda? And how do the panelists use the media to create awareness of animal lives, and what reactions do they get to their public appearances?
Participants: Leonie Cornips, Marjolein de Rooij, and Karen Soeters
Moderator: Maarten Reesink (Centre for Animal-Human Studies NL, University of Amsterdam)
About the speakers
Leonie Cornips works as a linguistic researcher at NL-Lab/Meertens Institute (KNAW) Amsterdam and as a Professor of Language Culture at Maastricht University. Her latest research focuses on animal language, especially how cows communicate with each other and with humans. She is regularly presented in Dutch news media as the ‘cow professor’.
Marjolein de Rooij is an animal rights activist, engineer, optimist and writer. Standing up for animal rights has been a part of her life for decades, and she regularly writes columns about this for various platforms. As the founder of the Animal Labour Union, she strives for labor rights for working animals, and she is currently working on a book about it.
Karen Soeters is the founder of animal welfare organization House of Animals. With this organization she is committed to putting an end to animal suffering, including through her own research into abuses around animals. From 2007 to 2021, she was director of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation, the scientific bureau of the Party for the Animals.
GEFF 2022 PROGRAM 1 * GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
GEFF 2022 PROGRAM 2 * AFRICA IN FOCUS
GEFF 2022 PROGRAM 3 * URGENT SHORTS
GEFF 2022 PROGRAM 4 * ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONS
GEFF 2022 PROGRAM 5 * PRESENTED BY WATERBEAR
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