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How do we develop a truly public media? A radio debate

ourKingdom editors
20 February 2012

Novara is a weekly Resonance FM show discussing political theory, practice and aesthetics, hosted by Aaron Peters.

This edition is with Dan Hind, author of 'Return of the Public' and commentator at Al Jazeera and OurKingdom. The show looks at the future of 'popular' debate within a changing media landscape and the role of new media(s) based on participatory practice that will prove crucial in catalyzing a 'return of the public' to the very centre of political life.

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