We’re thrilled to announce the schedule for our forthcoming Media Democracy Festival, a week-long celebration of independent media voices and analysis of why our current media system is not fit for purpose.
We kick off with a keynote and Q&A from former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on ‘A Free Media for a Free Society’ – 6pm, Sunday 14 March
Do Black Lives Matter in the Media? with Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Chenjerai Kumunyika, Sarah Jackson and Omega Douglas, 5.30pm Monday 15 March
Media and Misgyny, with Sarah Banet-Weiser, Juliet Jacques, Samira Sawlani and Henna Zamurd-Butt, 1pm Tuesday 16 March
Class Acts: Why Class Still Matters in the Media with Sarah Jaffe, Gholam Khiabany, Deirdre O’Neill and Sarah O’Connell, 5.30pm, Tuesday 16 March
The Media and State Collusion, with Mark Curtis, journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, Victoria Brittain, and Police Spies Out of Lives, 1pm Wednesday 17 March
Blowing the Whistle on Media Coverage of Julian Assange, with Jennifer Robinson, Andrew Fowler, Peter Cronau and Benedetta Brevini, 8pm, Wednesday 17 March
The Solution or the Problem? What Should We Do with our Public Service Media? with Tom Mills, Clive Lewis MP, Cat Hobbs and Deborah Grayson, 1pm, Saturday 20 March
Media Reform: Possible? Likely? Enough? with Marcus Ryder, James Schneider, Hilary Wainwright and Victor Pickard, 5.30pm Saturday 20 March
Digital Rights & Digital Wrongs: From Online Harms & the Spread of the Far Right on Social Media with Emma Briant, Lina Dencik, Aurelien Mondon and Alan Finlayson, 1pm, Sunday 21 March
More sessions to be announced soon! All sessions will be live on our YouTube channel so stay tuned on this site for details.