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LATEST NEWS: We’re organising a session for the Sheffield Festival of Debate, on public media, trade unions and workers’ rightIs. The event will be held on 5 May, with speakers to include Sarah Woolley (General Secretary, BFAWU) and Nick Jones (former BBC Industrial and Political Correspondent). More details and speakers to follow but put the date in your diary!

CPBF(North) holds a wide range of talks and events throughout the year, with high profile speakers and alongside a range of partners. Inevitably, these moved online over the past year, due to Covid restrictions. A selection is available to view below.

In the week the Spy Cops Bill reached the House of Lords, we welcomed Stephen Dorril, Eileen Turnbull and Laurie Flynn to discuss media complicity in past miscarriages of justice. Watch this fascinating debate here:

TV critic, journalist and author, Phil Harrison joined us in January this year, to introduce his latest book ‘The Age of Static’. This was a really enlightening discussion on the influence of our media on the rise of populism. Watch the recording here.

Given that our public service broadcasters are heavily under the influence of a hard right Tory government, and the BBC has badly failed the left, we looked at why it’s still important to fight to save them. Watch this discussion here.

In this discussion, we looked at ways we can build a broad-based reform movement to fix our broken media system. This included real practical steps we can all take to affect change. Take a look here.

Our thanks go The Working Group for their support with organising these events, and Momentum for hosting them for us.

You can watch recordings of our ‘Fix the Media’ book launch here, and ‘It’s the Media, Stupid!’, our 2019 conference, here (made by Route Publishing).

We also work with a range of festivals, other organisations involved in media reform and political action, as well as holding book launches. If you are interested in working with CPBF(North), please contact us.

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