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Launch of the 2015 Media Manifesto

CPBF's Jonathan HardyPlease join us for the launch of our Media Manifesto to promote media reform as an election issue.

Our event is on Wednesday 18 March at 6.30pm in Committee Room 9, House of Commons.

Hosted by John McDonnell MP, speakers from the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and Media Reform Coalition will be joined by special guests, but we want to ensure this is also a productive meeting of organisations and individuals to discuss the Manifesto proposals and ways of promoting media reforms before and after the General Election.

We do hope you can join us for this open event from 6.30-8.00pm. Please RSVP me if you would like to receive a formal invitation and further details.

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Views on the Streets: Free Speech Post-Copengahen

Following the attacks in Copenhagen, a month on from the massacre in France, WORLDbytes Citizen TV volunteers took to the streets of East London to test the public’s mettle on free speech.

Would they support the right to be offensive and to blaspheme or are the terrorists winning? In the programme we hear from East enders who want to stand their ground, but the cracks are showing too.

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Regulation. What regulation?

Peter Oborne's very public resignation from the Telegraph raises serious concerns. In an article for Open Democracy, the Telegraph's former Chief Political Correspondent makes a number of serious allegations about the lack of editorial integrity at the Telegraph Media Group.

He claims that Telegraph journalists have been prevented from pursuing investigations into stories which would harm the newspaper’s relationship with its major advertisers.(You can watch Oborne's interview for campaigning group 38 Degrees above, and read Des Freedman's trenchant blog post on this site.)

The Telegraph has called his article an ‘astonishing and unfounded attack, full of inaccuracy and innuendo’. In response, Oborne has called for an ‘independent review’ of ‘the relationship [at the Telegraph Media Group] between advertising and editorial.’

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2015 CPBF Annual General Meeting

Saturday 27 June 10.00am to 1.00 pm (Registration from 9.30am)

Post general election analysis and the future for media reform, plus election of national council for 2015/16 and lots more…

NUJ HQ, Headland House 308/312 Gray’s Inn Road, Kings Cross,

London WC1 (nearest tube/rail Kings Cross St. Pancras).

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