Reporting Conflict, 19 Oct @ 7pm
After the headlines trumpeting that Alex Crawford and Sky News were clear winners of the battle for reporting Tripoli, we will be taking stock of this recent chapter in covering modern warfare.
With a panel of newsroom executives and frontline journalists we will discuss how the conflict in Libya was reported and what its legacy is likely to be. What are the pressures for both news executives and journalists in such circumstances?
The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2 1QJ, Tel: 020 7479 8950
From Tunisia to Tottenham, 22 Oct @ 12 - 5pm
A day of documentaries and discussion. The ‘Jasmine’ revolution started in Tunisia and spread across the region as the Arab Spring while the Toxteth race riots, Liverpool 1981, followed earlier demonstrations in Brixton.
The day will consider the historical pattern of treatment by the police towards Black Britons, the racialised nature of the movement of demonstrations from Brixton to Toxteth in 1981 and the interpretations in the media.
The British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG Tel: 020 7323 8181
Emancipation From The Media, 25 Oct @ 5pm
Why in the 21st century are negative stereotypes of black people still perpetrated within the mainstream media? This panel discussion about the black self image and what can be done to challenge the mainstream narrative, will be lead by five leading experts in the industry. Lester Holloway (Ex-Editor, New Nation), Hannah Pool (Guardian), Ishmahil Blagrove (Documentary Film maker), Paul Macey (Creative Collective), Courttia Newland (Author/Playwright)
Cheam Library, Church Road, Sutton, SM3 8QH, Tel: 07912 612 724