Event: Murdoch’s attacks on the BBC: How should the Left respond?

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Murdoch’s attacks on the BBC: How should the Left respond?



Monday, 28 September
Grand Hotel, Victoria Terrace (secure zone), Labour party conference, Brighton


This Tory government’s cheerleaders in the press have declared ‘war on the BBC’.

As the Beeb-bashing continues and the axe swings ahead of charter renewal in 2016, what progressive case should be made to defend public broadcasting?

Join us for MediaWatch’s first event at Labour party conference in Brighton this Monday. 

Our panel will see Chi Onwurah MP, a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s new culture and media team, and Jane Perry, president of the media trade union Bectu, discuss how the Left should respond to attacks on the BBC.

The event will be a unique opportunity to help shape Labour and Left policy on the BBC and the media.

You can submit questions for the panel by commenting below or emailing [email protected] 



  • Chi Onwurah MP, shadow minister for culture, media and sport
  • Jane Perry, president of Bectu, the UK’s media and entertainment trade union
  • Chair: Adam Barnett, MediaWatch writer for Left Foot Forward

For more information email: [email protected]


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