History Acts 06: Reclaiming the Media

An opportunity for historians with an interest in the state of progressive media to engage with activists. All welcome!

Tuesday 16  May 2017 6pm to 8pm
Dreyfus Room, Birkbeck, 26 Russell Square, London

“The public is desperately in need of a new-media revolution. One that promotes freedom, equality and fairness; a media that allows its writers to truly express their informed opinions without censorship or an editorial narrative to maintain.” – Evolvepolitics.com

History Acts workshops are led by activists, who give a short talk or presentation about their work. Historians working on a relevant topic will then respond, before opening it up to group discussion.

The Panel

SKWAWKBOX is written to try to present information and analysis that will rarely make it into the mainstream media because it doesn’t fit their agenda and the narrative they want to present. People with evidence contact the SKWAWKBOX because they know their identities will be protected and their stories presented fairly.

Evolvepolitics.com Evolve Politics is a truly independent, shared equity media outlet, providing incisive news reporting and investigative journalism that highlights and exposes injustice, inequality and unfairness within UK politics, and throughout society in general.

Women Against Rape was founded in 1976. It has won changes in the law, such as making rape in marriage a crime, set legal precedents and achieved compensation for many women.

Dr Laura Beers is a lecturer in Modern British History at Birmingham University. Her primary research interest is political history, particularly the intersection between politics and the mass media, the relationship between politics and gender, and international politics between the two World Wars.

Email: Guy Beckett (gbecke01@mail.bbk.ac.uk) or Steffan Blayney (sblayn01@mail.bbk.ac.uk)

Twitter: @HistoryActs

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