'Jealous flat-chested bints' - media sexism and freedom of expression - old problems new challenges
WhenThursday 23 January 2014
20.00 to 22.30
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Red Roaster, 1d St James's Street, Brighton BN2 1RE
"Jealous flat-chested bints" is how one Twitter troll chose to use their freedom of expression in the face of the highly successful No More Page Three campaign.
Last year Brighton MP Caroline Lucas won national media attention when she was chastised for ‘inappropriate’ attire while wearing a campaign T-shirt in the House of Commons during a debate on media sexism.
The UK’s only Green MP is the NUJ Brighton & Sussex branch’s first speaker of 2014. She joins the branch on 23 January to discuss ways that journalists, broadcasters and public figures can challenge old fashioned sexism and discrimination in the media and the new forms of harassment experienced through social media.
Caroline is also a vocal campaigner against the ‘gagging law’, officially called the transparency of lobbying, non-party campaigning and trade union administration bill. This talk will also explore the implications of this dangerous, anti-democratic piece of legislation on freedom of expression for unions, campaigners and NGOs and ways to resist it
This meeting is being recorded for broadcast on Radio Reverb.
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NUJ Brighton & Sussex Branch