Invitation to event: Media for all – the democratic challenge, 14 September, Manchester

Future of Civil SocietyAn open event hosted by Making Good Society and the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF), supported by the Carnegie UK Trust

Tuesday 14 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Mayor’s Parlour, Manchester Town Hall, M2 5DB

Following the publication of Making Good Society, the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland, this event will discuss the crucial role of news media in empowering peoples’ participation in public debate at a time of cut backs in regional and local media. The event will also explore how civil society organisations can contribute to a more democratic news media.

Speakers: Jeremy Dear (General Secretary NUJ) Jude Gordon (Manchester NUJ) Joyce McMillan (The Scotsman and member of the Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society) and Granville Williams (CPBF).

To book a place at this free event please e-mail makinggoodsociety@carnegieuk.orgby 10 September.  Copies of Making Good Society and Protecting the news; Civil Society and the Media, a report by Goldsmiths University commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust are available at www.futuresforcivilsociety.org.

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