The role of media and the law in a time of crisis

The media and the law influence how a society responds to crises from climate change to human rights violations. Can societies strengthen the ways they communicate to deliver lasting change?

Maria Armoudian
Maria Armoudian received a Research Excellence medal for her work from the Research Science and Innovation Minister the Hon Ayesha Verrall.

The world faces multiple, simultaneous and urgent crises, from climate change to the loss of biodiversity, mass human rights violations and the rise of authoritarian regimes. The global community continues to fail to act, though the necessary actions to protect the environment and human flourishing are clear. 

Dr Maria Armoudian's research looks at the common influences, particularly in communication in the media and law making. Her work aims to shed light on the human and system dynamics of societal processes to find a connected way to face our greatest challenges.

Her research was recognised with a Research Excellence Medal at the Celebrating Research Excellence Award 2022 at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.

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