November 12, 2012, by Graham Kendall

Professor Rom Nain, Inaugural Lecture (22nd Nov 2012, 10:30)


Professor Nain has been a key figure in the emergence of Media and Communications Education in Malaysia. Renowned not only as a scholar and academic, but also as a witty, principled and occasionally excoriating critic of the mainstream media, and the media and communications industries, across South East Asia, he is an exemplary ‘public intellectual’.

This inaugural lecture, ‘Malaysia: Politics, Media, Education’, honours Rom’s appointment to a personal Chair at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Rom will reflect on the development of the academic study of Media and Communications in Malaysia, and on the wider circumstances, the intricate relations of power, which have determined the shape of the local Media and Communications landscape, a landscape typified by commercial and ideological conformity. As new spaces for resistance, for change, for liberation, open up as a result of technological and educational development, he will assess the threats that face Malaysia at the present time.

This is a free public lecture, and is also open to all students and staff.

The lecture will be held on Thursday 22, November in the Great Hall. Registration will commence at 10:30am, the lecture will be followed by a buffet lunch at 12:00pm.

Please RSVP to confirm attendance by emailing

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