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The last 12 months have seen the role of media in global politics thrust to the top of the agenda. WikiLeaks has taken on the most powerful government on the planet, while a mix of social media and broadcast news has helped fan the flames of revolution across the Middle East.  Join us on June 10th 2011 for a whole day of debate on the role of journalism in politics.

It’s free to attend, but you have to sign up online in advance. Get tickets here.

This is the  second POLIS conference following on from last year’s look at how the news media has become networked. You can see the report we launched by clicking on the panel on the right here and see video of the event here – it includes Jon Snow, Peter Horrocks, Danny Finkelstein, Janine Gibson, Geordie Grieg and many more.

This year we already have confirmed Helen Boaden, Director of BBC News, Krishnan Guru-Murthy from Channel 4 News, Peter Horrocks, Director BBC World Service, and a range of international speakers from across Europe and the Middle East.

There will be two theatres in the LSE’s New Academic Building in Lincoln’s Inn Fields with key-note speeches and panels in one arena, with more specialised parallel sessions alongside in a second theatre and a networking space with special exhibits and book sales.

As well as WikiLeaks and the Middle East Uprisings, we shall be looking at issues closer to home: are newspapers still powerful? Where are the new watchdogs? How do you build media for democracy? What do we need to know for an informed society? It will be about the big ideas but also the practical skills we need as journalists and the real world problems we face.

Last year we had a mixed audience of journalists, media analysts and researchers.  The conference is in partnership with the BBC College of Journalism (part of the BBC Academy), the European Broadcasting Union and the Thomson Foundation, one of the world’s leaders in media training and development and the European Union’s European Neighbourhood Journalism Network

You have to have a ticket to attend – they are free and you can get them here

Some of the other confirmed speakers so far:

Bill Neely (International Editor, ITV News)

Andrew Wilson (Sky News)

Adrian Monck (World Economic Forum)

Clare Sambrook (Investigative Journalist)

Tim Montgomerie (ConservativeHome)

Hosam El Sokkari (Yahoo Middle East Head of Audience)

Alan Fisher (AlJazeera)

Steve Richards (The Independent)

John Harris (The Guardian)

Robert Philips (Edelman)

Stella Creasy MP – who will be launching a new POLIS report called PERPETUAL ENGAGEMENT THE POTENTIAL AND PITFALLS OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING

Lance Price (Former Downing Street and Labour Party Communications advisor)

Simon Lewis UKTI (Former Downing Street Director of Communications)

Paul Waugh (PoliticsHome)

Carolyn Quinn (BBC)

Cilla Benko (Deputy Director General, Swedish Radio)

Ignasi Guardans (Director of Public Affairs, EBU)

Mike Rawlins (Pits n Pots)

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