Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Media & Democracy Talks in Wakefield

DEMOCRACY and the Media: Struggles for Media Pluralism Past and Present
Event: MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY: Struggles for Media Pluralism Past and Present

Saturday 18 April, 1-4pm at Red Shed, Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1 (by rear entrance to Trinity Walk shopping centre)
GRANVILLE WILLIAMS: Granville is a member of the National Council of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and UK Co-ordinator of the European Initiative for Media Pluralism.  He is the editor of a new book, "Big Media and Internet Titans."
DON MORT: Don has won awards for his investigative reporting and is Father of the NUJ Chapel at the Wakefield Express.
PETE LAZENBY: Pete has been a newspaper reporter in Yorkshire for nearly 50 years.  He is currently Northern Correspondent for the Morning Star which describes itself as "Britain's only national daily socialist newspaper." 
ALAN STEWART: Alan is Convenor of Wakefield Socialist History Group.  He has a particular interest in the story of the illfated workers co-operative, "The Scottish Daily News."

The event is organised by Wakefield Socialist History Group.
Admission is free and there will be a free light buffet.
We also hope to show Lindsay Anderson's 1952 documentary, "Wakefield Express."

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