Formed from the ashes of 70s/80s punk bands, with songs that throw out the anger at what is now with the optimism of what is possible, Phoenix Chroi fit the bill for byline. Over the last Phoenix Chroi have been touring extensively and played with prestigious acts such as: Richie Ramone, The Avengers, and Menace, as well as various punk rock festivals.
Three actors and a cellist perform this award winning one-act play from acclaimed Romanian dramatist Matei Visniec. As the cellist gets louder and louder, the rest of the cast plot to overthrow him, in a raucous yet tightly-wound look at intolerance and ignorance.
Keynote speech by Baroness Warsi(Former Co-chair Conservative Party) followed by an interview with her by Naz Shah (Labour Party MP)
Keynote speech by June Sarpong (MBE) followed by a panel discussion with Bonnie Greer (OBE), Kam Sandhu (Real Media), Rushanara Ali (Labour Party MP) and chaired by Shenaz Bungawala.
Nick Davies, formerly of the Guardian, Author of 'Hack Attack' and 'Flat Earth News', Alaphia Zoyab (Avaaz) Ivor Gaber (Professor of Political Journalism) with a key note speech by Tom Watson (deputy leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport)
Chaired by Mary Fitzgerald (open democracy)
Is concentrated ownership of Media companies the main problem with biased news coverage? With HSBC interfering in Daily Telegraph news coverage and allegations of payments to the Evening Standard, do corporations wield too much financial power? Are things going to get worse with online giants like Google and Facebook?
Birgitta Jonsdottir (Original member of Wikileaks
and producer of the Collateral Murder film, co-founder of the
Icelandic Pirate Party and member of parliament, internationally
renowned advocate for digital rights and published poet),
Brett Hennig (Co founder of the Sortition Foundation and author of 'The End of
Bernardo Gutierrez Gonzalez (Part of MediaLab Prado, journalist, author and original member of 15M and Indignados movement)
Rasmus Nordqvist (Co-founder of the successful Alternative Party in Denmark, politician)
Panel to be chaired by Chris Spannos (Digital Editor for New Internationalist magazine).
IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEW INTERNATIONALIST