Admission Price: Free to attend, please book a place
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 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