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11th July, 2013

Public Service Broadcasting in the Era of Austerity

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11th July, 2013
10.30am - 5pm
College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB
Free but booking required
A free one day conference hosted by the Department of Sociology at City Unviersity London. Places must be booked in advance, use the “sign up” button above.


10:30 – 11:00 Welcome – tea/coffee
11:00 -13:00 The closure of Greek public broadcaster ERT and the implications for democracy
Chair: David Obrien (City University London)
Petros Iosifidis (City University London) ‘the ERT story’
Irini Katsirea (Middlesex U) ‘the Council of State decision about ERT’
Katharine Sarikakis (U of Vienna) ‘
Nicholas Jones (former BBC political and industrial journalist) ‘PSB: A vital role at times of strife’
Steven Barnett (U of Westminster) ‘PSBs v the State: is it ever possible to guarantee independence?’
Discussant: Patrick Barwise (London Business School)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 The Role of PSB in society
Chair: Howard Tumber (City University London)
Lorna Woods (City University London) ‘Obligations to provide PSB under EU law’
Jeanette Steemers (U of Westminster) ‘PSB and children’
Jean Chalaby (City University London) ‘The role of PSBs in international trade and media exports’
Roger Mosey (Editorial Director, BBC; Executive Board of EBU)
Discussant: Sylvia Harvey (U of Leeds)
16:00 – 17:00 Wine Reception

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