Resources - Use the media - or create your own

If the mainstream media has let us down with it's NHS reporting, what can we do about it? Part of the OurNHS Resource Guide. 

10 December 2013

Contribute - Write for OurNHS openDemocracy.

Write press releases or create your own media - see the TUC Guide p18, p26-27, and ideas for taking newsworthy action on p p22-25.

Leaflet on the streets, at stalls, at meetings or outside health centres and hospitals - the TUC guide has ideas for creating your own leaflets, or use this excellent and colourful 'mythbuster' leaflet produced by Oxford Keep Our NHS Public.

‘The New NHS - what it means for journalists’ - tips for those who want to write about the NHS

Tell the BBC what you think of its NHS coverage - current consultation runs til 13 December.

‘How the BBC betrayed the NHS’ - openDemocracy report by Oliver Huitson on 2 years of censorship and distortion.


Help keep independent campaigning journalism alive - please donate to OurNHS here so that we can keep covering the NHS stories that matter.

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

Hear from:

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
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