Discrimination of Minorities in the Media -Reality or Paranoia?

3 March 2008: How far does mass media go in influencing our perceptions of society today and how concerned should we be at the discrimination and misrepresentation of minority groups within the media?

To debate these questions, a ground-breaking conference, ‘Discrimination of Minorities in the Media – Reality or Paranoia’ to be held on 28th and 29th May will, for the first time, address the issues surrounding the discrimination of ethnic minority groups in today’s media.

Representing the inaugural of a series of annual media conferences, the two day event will set the stage for a unique collection of voices to share ideas and opinions on this very current and controversial issue, while providing the opportunity to network with peers from industry and politics.

A number of leading topics by keynote speakers will include:
o The historical relationship between the black community and the media
o Media discrimination against the Muslim communities after 9/11 and 7/7
o The role of the Press Complaints Commission
o Cultural Diversity Public Service Broadcasting and the National Conversation
o How the lack of knowledge of communities leads to discrimination

The conference addresses all of these issues across a range of media. It aims not merely to answer questions, but to provide a forum for discussion and debate and quite possibly a solution. It is expected to attract media researchers and producers, leaders of religious and cultural groups, members of local and national Government and blue chip companies.

Discrimination of Minorities in the Media will take place at London’s Business Design Centre, in the borough of Islington.

Delegates interested in attending the event should visit the Conference website, www.media-conference.co.uk, to obtain details about registration and costs.

Region: All
Start Date: 28/05/2008
End Date: 29/05/2008
Start Time: 09.00
Venue: London Business Design Centre
Venue Address: 52 Upper Street, Islington, London
Celebs Attending: Henry Bonsu, Mishal Husain
Website: http://www.media-conference.co.uk
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
 
Press Tickets:
Name: ZARINA MCCULLOCH
Phone: 020 8203 5011