Upcoming European Social Forum, London, 15-17 October

With its catchphrase ‘Another World Is Possible’, the ESF is a giant gathering for everyone opposed to war, racism and corporate power and for everyone who wants to see global justice, workers’ rights and a sustainable society.


Over the course of three days there will be around 500 seminars and workshops, a multitude of cultural events, a march through central London and a rally at Trafalgar Square, culminating with a gig by Asian Dub Foundation.


The National Union of Journalists of Great-Britain and Ireland has played a key role in the organising process, proposing seminars addressing the concentration of the media, public service broadcasting, exposing propaganda and fighting censorship in war, and the suppression of our civil liberties by the use of the media to create a permanent state of terror.


Four seminars on media have been agreed : (Click here to dowload full details)


i) Living in fear Civil liberties and the war on terror

Seminar D23, Saturday Friday 15 October, 9am-12pm

Venue: Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, N22


ii) The lies of war – exposing propaganda and fighting censorship

Seminar W22, Saturday 16 October, 9am-11am

Venue: Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, N22


iii) Concentration of the media – the shifting of power from elected governments to unelected chiefs of capital

Seminar S24, Saturday 16 October, 4.30pm-6.30pm

Venue: Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, N22


iv) Keep the media free from state and commercial interference -- defending and democratising public service broadcasting

Seminar S23, Sunday 17 October, 9am-12pm

NATFHE, 27 Britannia Street, London WC1X



Contact: NUJ Vice-President Tim Lezard, lezard@elmtreecottages.co.uk

More information is on the website : www.fse-esf.org