Taking on the Media Barons

By Media Reform Coalition / Tuesday February 28, 2012 Read More
 *Media ownership and regulation are in the spotlight as never before. *Revelations about the conduct of Murdoch-owned papers have pitched the press into crisis. *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. *On Saturday 17 March, politicians, union representatives, journalists, campaigners, commentators and academics will debate how we can reform the media. Confirmed speakers include: • 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, Professor of Media Aberystwyth University/ CPBF • James Curran, Co-ordinating Committee for Media Reform • Natalie Fenton, Professor of Media and Communications Goldsmiths College • Jim Boumelha,  International Federation of Journalists • Luke Crawley, Assistant General Secretary BECTU • John Hendy QC, NUJ counsel at the Leveson Inquiry • Harriet Harman, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport To register for the event: www.tuc.org.uk/the_tuc/tuc-20516-f0.cfm Conference fee: £10 registration or £6 unwaged Cost includes refreshments and lunch. For more information, reserve a place or to pay by cheque: Contact Mike Smith Tel: 020 7467 1228 Email: msmith@tuc.org.ukS<mailto:msmith@tuc.org.ukS>