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Our Beeb - Book Launch and Drinks Reception

Limited space is available for an evening with some of the country's top experts and influential thinkers on the BBC.

Ellie Mae O'Hagan
25 November 2016
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Limited places are available for a launch, panel discussion and drinks reception for the newly-published, Rethinking the BBC: Public Media in the 21st Century, which is a collection of some of the best work published by openDemocracy's project ourBeeb over the last few years.Featuring panellists Owen Jones, Fiona Chesterson, and Des Freedman, the event will ask how a vast establishment media institution like the BBC can respond to recent political events; what is its role and future in this dramatically changing world?Rethinking the BBC brings together contributions from the political activists and theorists, including Mariana Mazzucato, Anthony Barnett, Michael Gardiner, and Aaron Bastani; cultural figures including Brian Eno, Philip Pullman and Ian McEwan; and broadcasters and journalists including George Monbiot, Sarah O’Connell, Meirion Jones and Lis Howell.

When: 29 November 2016, 6.30pm

Where: 71A Leonard St, London EC2A 4QS UK

Places for this event are very limited. RSVP to [email protected] to secure yours.

Peter Geoghegan: dark money and dirty politics

Democracy is in crisis and unaccountable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Peter Geoghegan’s new book, ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, charts how secretive money, lobbying and data has warped our democracy.

How has dark money bought our politics? What can be done to change the system?

Join us for a journey through a shadowy world of dark money and disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.

Sign up to take part in a free live discussion on Thursday 13 August at 5pm UK time/6pm CET

In conversation:

Peter Geoghegan Dark Money Investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’.

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy.

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