Tag: Festival of Ideas

Jonathon Porritt holds media to account over climate change coverage

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

THE media has failed to convey a true picture of climate change and its implications, renowned environmentalist Jonathon Porritt told a Bristol audience of journalists and members of the public at the University of Bristol. The director of thinktank Forum for the Future and former director of Friends of the Earth was giving the Benn […]

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Can a regulated press be a free press?

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bristol NUJ debate hears from union leader and libertarian free-speecher on eve of Leveson report NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet and former Living Marxism editor Mick Hume both say they want a free press – but they have different views on what it entails. The pair were debating in front of a lively Bristol audience in the union’s […]

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Benn Lecture sparks attacks on NUJ

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

BRISTOL NUJ’S Benn Lecture later this month on the Leveson Inquiry has been the cause of attacks on the NUJ for allegedly calling for state regulation of the Press. The Sun and Guido Fawkes have both picked up on publicity we put out for the lecture, which features NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet and Mick […]

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Mediawise attacks bully boys who fear Leveson will clip their wings

| November 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

OUR forthcoming Benn Lecture on the Leveson Inquiry has stirred a storm of attacks on the NUJ for allegedly backing state regulation of the media. Here Mike Jempson, Director of Bristol-based MediaWise Trust, and Vice Chair NUJ Ethics Council, gives some background – and brings the debate up to date IT WAS inevitable that the bullyboys […]

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Stanistreet and Hume to debate Leveson findings in Bristol

| November 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Bristol NUJ presents   Where now for the Press after Leveson?   The Benn Lecture 2012   in conjunction with Bristol Festival of Ideas and UWE   A debate with NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet and Mick Hume, author of There is No Such Thing as a Free Press   Watershed, Bristol, 7pm, Tuesday, November 27th, 2012   Tickets £7/£5 […]

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