Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Put The Media on Trial next Thursdya...and not just the biggoted Daily Mail and Daily Express

Reality TV star Carole Vincent and photojournalist Guy Smallman join this month's carnivalesque investigation into The Media

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"Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster", claimed The Sun in 1986. "There has been no global warming since 1995", the Daily Mail headlined in February 2010.

We can't always trust the media but since the invention of the printing press it's been a central force in politics, religion, society and fashion.

The advent of reality TV and the rise and rise in online media has made everyday human action a focal point like never before.

The general election was supposed to be decided on Twitter but in reality it was traditional television debates that set the agenda – and the tabloid press that tried to bully the voters.

Mutiny presents a topical and interactive discussion on the nature of the media, the challenges it can pose and how it can be used as a force for change.

The Media on Trial opens at 6pm on Wednesday 21st July at the Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, London E2. Tickets are £5 with £3 for concessions.

The event is a whistle-stop tour from Big Brother to blogging and hegemony to hatred, with live performers, art installations and video – all in an evening, at one of London's most famous subversive venues.

The event will be hosted by former Sunday Times journalist and blogger at The Sauce, Brendan Montague with contributions from photojournalist Guy Smallman, Big Brother contestant Carole Vincent and Counterfire editor Adrian Cousins.

The night begins with speed debating, followed by three discussion sessions covering the impact of the media, hegemony and the media and activism and blogging. We are still open to submissions for art and performance in all media.

Join us as we put The Media on Trial.

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