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“There are enough examples of careless or reckless reporting to conclude that discriminatory, sensational or unbalanced reporting in relation to ethnic minorities…is a feature of journalistic practice in parts of the press, rather than an aberration.”    Lord Justice Leveson

Almost a year after the publication of the Leveson Inquiry report into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press, the Government and Opposition agreed a Royal Charter to implement many of the important recommendations advanced by Lord Justice Leveson to improve journalism and rebuild public trust in the press.

More than a year on, the establishment of a press regulatory body that is Leveson- compliant eludes us though majority public support for a better system persists.

Join us for a discussion on what the Royal Charter provisions mean for media reporting, particularly about Islam and Muslims; how the new regulator will improve standards and practices of the press, and the process to establish a Leveson compliant self-regulatory body.

Speakers

Prof Brian Cathcart
Founder of the Hacked Off campaign and
professor of Journalism at Kingston University London.

Sufyan Ismail
iEngage, CEO

Date:

Friday, 28 March 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00

Venue:

Friends Meeting House
6 Mount St
Manchester
M2 5NS

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