Saturday, 21 March 2015

Wakefield History Group: Media & Democracy


A pre-election meeting, DEMOCRACY AND THE MEDIA: Struggles for Media Pluralism Past and Present, will be held on Saturday 18 April at Red Shed, Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1 starting at 1pm/finshing about 4pm.

The main speaker will be Granville Williams. He is a member of the National Council of the Campaign for Broadcasting Freedom and also UK Co-ordinator for the European Initiative for Media Pluralism.

His recent book, BIG MEDIA AND INTERNET TITANS, explores the challenges posed to democracy by the concentration of media ownership.

He also edited two books, SHAFTED and SETTLING SCORES about media coverage of the miners' strike.

The other speakers are Don Mort (NUJ) and Alan Stewart (Convenor, Wakefield Socialist History Group)

We will also be showing Lindsay Anderson's classic 1952 documentary "Wakefield Express."

Admission is free and there will be a free light buffet.

All welcome

Alan Stewart

Convenor, Wakefield Socialist History Group

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