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Can a regulated press be a free press?

Can a regulated press be a free press?

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 […]

Mediawise attacks bully boys who fear Leveson will clip their wings

Mediawise attacks bully boys who fear Leveson will clip their wings

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 […]

Stanistreet and Hume to debate Leveson findings in Bristol

Stanistreet and Hume to debate Leveson findings in Bristol

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 […]

Leveson challenged to quiz police chief on Jo Yeates case

Leveson challenged to quiz police chief on Jo Yeates case

HOURS before Bristol sees six leading media figures discuss the future of press regulation, media journalist Roy Greenslade has challenged the Leveson Inquiry to investigate how the Sun got some of its ‘exclusives’ during the Jo Yeates case. It is already common knowledge that several newspapers blackened the name of Jo Yeates’ landlord, Christopher Jefferies, […]

Panellists Join Debate on the Future of the Media: March 16th Bristol

Panellists Join Debate on the Future of the Media: March 16th Bristol

Mike Norton, editor of the Bristol Evening Post, and Steve Brodie, BBC Points West Home Affairs correspondent, join the panel for Hacked to Bits, the 2012 Benn Debate this Friday HARD PRESSED:  This year Bristol NUJ expands its annual Benn Lecture into two events on the future of the media. Leading with the ground-breaking documentary Page One, the […]