The Media Circus - Venue One

This is the provisional line up for just one of our FOUR VENUES. Speakers subject to final confirmation, but likely to get even more varied and interesting

FRI PM

POLITICAL COVERAGE IS BROKEN

3.00 PM KEYNOTE SPEECH:

TOM WATSON MP

3.15 PANEL DISCUSSION

TOM WATSON (CHAIR)

Labour Deputy Leader, Shadow Culture Minister

DAMIAN COLLINS MP

Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

CATHERINE MAYER

Author, Founder of the Women's Equality Party

HARRY LESLIE SMITH

Author, commentator and WW2 Veteran

HILARY GALLO

Words Matter

MATTHEW D'ANCONA

Journalist, former editor of the Spectator


EXCLUSION OF THE PEOPLE

4.00 PM

LOLITA JACKSON

Mayor's Office, New York

RUSHANARA ALI MP (CHAIR)

Former Labour Shadow Minister, founder of UpRising

JUNE SARPONG

Broadcaster and author

BONNIE GREER

Playwright and Chancellor of Kingston University

DR SHAZAD AMIN

CEO MEND


MISOGYNY IN THE MEDIA

5.00 PM

OPENING READING BY CATHERINE MAYER

Journalist, Author, Co-founder of the women's equality party

ROBYN VINTER

Founder The Overtake

JULIE BINDEL

Author and journalist

SARAH CHURCHWELL

Professor University of London and author


the media model is busT

6.00 PM

LORD ADEBOWALE (CHAIR)

CEO of Turning Point

SUNNY HUNDAL

Founder Liberal Conspiracy blog

DAMIEN TAMBINI

Director of the Media Policy Project

ABI WILKINSON

Freelance journalist - Daily Mirror and Guardian

HENNA ZAMURD-BUTT

Media Diversified

MIQDAAD VERSI

Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council


sat am

can journaliSts EVER BE INDEPENDENT?

With OPEN DEMOCRACY: How to stay independent in an era of big budget cuts, PR, advertorials, sponsored content and self-censorship

1O.30 Opening address by MARTIN BELL OBE

PANEL DISCUSSION MARY FITZGERALD (CHAIR)

JODIE GINSBURG

Index on Censorship

ABI WILKINSON

Journalist and commentator

JIM CUSICK

Open Media, formerly Independent political correspondent. 

IVOR GABER

Professor of Journalism, University of Sussex


THE GOOD MIGRANT

11.30 AM With UNBOUND PANEL DISCUSSION

ALEX ANDREOU (CHAIR)

Actor and Writer

SALENA GODDEN

Performance poet and author

KAMIN MOHAMMADI

Author and broadcaster

TINA GHARAVI

Documentary maker

OZ KATERJI

UK foreign correspondent based in Istanbul


CLASS ACTS

12.30 PM

JACK MONROE in conversation with LISA MAXWELL and lawyer MARK LEWIS


SAT PM

MAKING THE PRESS HONEST 

1.30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

STEVEN BARNETT (CHAIR)

Professor of Communication at University of Westminster

RICHARD WILSON

Stop funding Hate

LIZ GERARD

Former Times journalist, blogger at SubScribe

MIQDAAD VERSI

Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council

BRIAN CATHCART

Author, journalist and Kingston University Professor

PAUL LASHMAR

Lecturer at Sussex University former investigative journo

JULIAN PETLEY

Professor, Brunel University


PEOPLE POWER

2.30 PM With OPEN DEMOCRACY: How can independent media companies survive and grow?

CHAIR: MARY FITZGERALD

AARON BASTANI

Novara media

MEIRION JONES

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

HAZEL HEALY

New Internationalist

TESS McCORMICK

Fundraising and development consultant

OLIVER SYLVESTER BRADLEY

Positive News


THE TRIUMPH OF TRUMPISM

The rise of populism with the NEW INTERNATIONALIST

3.30 PM KEYNOTE BY IVAN KRASTEV - CLR, SOFIA

SARAH CHURCHWELL - CHAIR

Academic and author

DINYAR GODREJ

New Internationalist

PETER POMERANTSEV

Author and former Russian TV journalist

LORD ADEBOWALE

CEO of Turning Point

CHRIS KEULEMANS

Author and activist


BEYOND SATIRE

4.30 PM

KEYNOTE RANT: by JOHN CLEESE

ROBERT LLEWELLYN (CHAIR)

Novelist, actor, ecologist

JOHN NIVEN

Novelist, commentator

BETHANY BLACK

Comedian and Commentator

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Comedian and Activist

AYESHA HAZARIKA (TBA)

Comedian and commentator

DR ROBERT

Lead singer The Blow Monkeys


CONSTRUCTIVE JOURNALISM

5.30 PM

DR CATHERINE GYLEDENSTED (CHAIR)

Amsterdam University, founder of Constructive Journalism

MATTHEW LEE

Slow Journalism

MAURICE MCLEOD

Media Diversified

MARK STEVESON AND ED GILLESPIE

Positive News Standup

sun am

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IS DYING

10.00 NEVINE MABRO: CHAIR

Deputy Editor Channel 4 News

HEATHER BROOKE

Journalist, academic, author

JOHN SWEENEY

BBC

JIM CUSICK

Open Media, formerly Independent political correspondent. 

GRAHAM JOHNSON

Byline, formerly Mirror

DAN EVANS

Byline, former NOTW

PAUL RADU

Organisation of Crime and Corruption Reporting

 


DANIEL MORGAN - POLICE AND PRESS

11.00 PAUL LASHMAR: CHAIR

ALASTAIR MORGAN

Campaigner

KIRSTEEN KNIGHT

Justice for Daniel

LAURIE FLYNN

Author of Untouchables

ROB BECKLEY

Former Deputy Chief Constable, the Hillsborough Inquiry

PETER JUKES

Author and journalist


BREXIT OR BUST

12.00 GERAINT DAVIES MP: CHAIR

IAN DUNT

Editor Politics UK

JOLYON MAUGHAM QC

Lawyer

RUSHANARA ALI

MP for Bethnal Green and Bow


THE KILL LIST

Journalists under lethal threat

1.00 GLIVE STAFFORD SMITH: CHAIR

Activist, Lawyer, founder of Reprieve

ANITA MCNAUGHT

Formerly Al Jazeera

VAUGHAN SMITH

Front Line Club

JON SNOW

Channel 4 News

BILL BROWDER

On Putin's Kill List

AHMED ZAIDAN (BY SKYPE)

On US Kill List