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Conference: Public Service Broadcasting in the Era of Austerity




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.

Programme (updated)

10:30 am - 11 am Welcome - tea and coffee

11 am - 1 pm The closure of ERT and the implications for democracy

Chair: David O'Brien (City University London)


Petros Iosifidis (City University London) 'The ERT story'
Irini Katsirea (Middlesex University) 'The Council of State decision about ERT'
Nicholas Jones (former BBC political and industrial journalist) 'PSB: A vital role at times of strife'
Steven Barnett (University of Westminster) 'PSBs v the State: is it ever possible to guarantee independence?'
Evdoxia Lymperi (Journalist, Former London Correspondent ERT3)

Discussant: Patrick Barwise (London Business School)

1 pm - 2 pm - lunch

2 pm - 4 pm The role of PSB in society

Chair: Howard Tumber (City University London)


Jane Vizard (Director, Legal & Internal Affairs, European Broadcasting Union)
Richard Burnley (Expert on EU Competition Law, European Broadcasting Union)
Roger Mosey (Editorial Director, BBC; Executive Board of EBU)
Lorna Woods (City University London) 'Obligations to provide PSB under EU law'
Jeanette Steemers (University of Westminster) 'PSB and children'
Jean Chalaby (City University London) 'The role of PSBs in the creative economy'

Discussant: Sylvia Harvey (University of Leeds)

4pm - 5pm Wine reception

For further information if required please contact Professor Petros Iosifidis

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When & where

10.30am - 5.00pmThursday 11th July 2013

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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