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|Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:18 am Post subject: Sat17Mar - LONDON - Taking on the media barons
|Taking on the media barons – how can we make the media fair for all?
Starting at 10am on Saturday 17 March at TUC Congress House in London
NUJ, TUC and CPBF conference on media ownership, regulation and the Leveson Inquiry
Revelations about the conduct of Murdoch-owned papers have pitched the press into crisis. Murdoch's failed attempt to take full control of BSkyB, the biggest broadcaster in Europe, has focused attention on who controls the media and who controls the news. The Leveson Inquiry is lifting the lid on the truth behind the headlines and there is now a once in a generation chance for real reform. But what sort of reform? How can we create a press that is both free and fair? On Saturday 17 March, politicians, union representatives, journalists, campaigners, commentators and academics will debate how we can reform the media. Confirmed speakers to date: Frances O’Grady TUC Deputy General Secretary, Michelle Stanistreet NUJ General Secretary, Tony Burke Assistant General Secretary Unite, Granville Williams Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, Tom O’Malley Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and Professor of Media Aberystwyth University, James Curran Co-ordinating Committee for Media Reform, Natalie Fenton Professor of Media and Communications Goldsmiths College London, Jim Boumelha International Federation of Journalists.
- Register for the conference here - http://mediaownership.eventbrite.co.uk
- Suggest to your branch and/or chapel that they should send delegates to the event.
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