Sat17Mar - LONDON - Taking on the media barons conference

Tony Gosling tony at
Wed Feb 22 00:53:36 GMT 2012

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.
-          Event leaflet attached.
-          Register for the conference here - 
-          Suggest to your branch and/or chapel 
that they should send delegates to the event.

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