Nations and Regions by the Westminster Media Forum

Posted: March 2, 2009 in cornish media

It’s often been pointed out that our little nation suffers badly from a lack of proper media provision. Dissolved within variously Devon & Cornwall, West country, South West government zones as well as England, Cornwall is denied its own place in the sun. Perhaps the seminar below organised by the Westminster Media Forum would be an opportunity for the Cornish movement to express its justified concerns.

Full details below:

This seminar will present a timely opportunity to discuss provision of news and other public service broadcasting for the UK’s nations and regions, as policy makers examine this important set of issues. Planned sessions look at: ‘Identity’ and what it means in the UK nations and regions; latest on media consumption in the nations and regions, and how things are changing. Delegates will also discuss the economics of public service broadcasting in the nations and regions and consider the future shape and structure of PSB provision: who will be providing services, what they should look like and options for governance, regulation and funding. This seminar is supported by S4C.

We are delighted that Stewart Purvis, Partner, Content and Standards, Ofcom has agreed to deliver a keynote address.

Further speakers confirmed so far include: John Angeli, Head of Content, The Press Association; Robert Beveridge, Lecturer in Media Policy and Regulation, Edinburgh Napier University; Mark Dodson, Chief Executive, GMG Regional Media; Tabitha Elwes, Partner, Spectrum Value Partners; Bobby Hain, Director of Broadcast Services and Regulatory Affairs, STV; Blair Jenkins, Former Chair, Scottish Broadcasting Commission; Michael Jermey, Director of News, Current Affairs and Sport, ITV; Iona Jones, Chief Executive, S4C; Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Member, Communications Select Committee; Mark Scrimshaw, Chair, BBC Division, BECTU and David Strachan, Joint Managing Director, Tern TV will also be speaking.

Austin Mitchell MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Media Group and Adam Price MP, Plaid Cymru Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport have kindly agreed to chair this event.

To view the latest agenda, click here

To book places at this event, click here

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