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Owning A Collaborative Media: the Ferret summer gathering


Saturday 31 August 2019

AGM from 10:00.
Owning A Collaborative Media: the Ferret summer gathering from 11:15.

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Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling


The Ferret Summer Gathering will look at:

  • Media accountability and transparency: does the media serve the people? How can we improve transparency? Where does the power lie?
  • Land ownership: we asked what to investigate next, and you answered, " Do we need land reform? Who owns Scotland?"
  • Privatisation and outsourcing: what impact does outsourcing have on the public sector?

Confirmed speakers include:

Lesley Riddoch (journalist and commentator)

Dr Francesca Sobande (Digital Media Studies lecturer at Cardiff University)

Carole Ewart (Campaign for Freedom of Information Scotland)

Ellie Harrison (artist and activist)

Patrick Chalmers (author, journalist and campaigner)

Nathália Urban (journalist and co-founder of Resist Brasil Scotland)

Lilian Macer (Unison) Living Rent

We will also have workshops, delivered by Ferret journalists, on Freedom of Information and fake news, verification & fact-checking. Offering attendees the opportunity to gain the skills we use to learn the facts and undertake investigations.

A range of information stalls from groups and organisations will be present for attendees to visit throughout the day. If you are interested in having a stall at our Summer Gathering, get in touch at: for further information.

Owning A Collaborative Media will also feature our AGM (from 10am), where subscribers to The Ferret will be able to elect our directors and ask questions about our co-operative.

Lunch, hot drinks and snacks is included in the price of the ticket.

Each non-subscriber ticket comes with a three months of free membership to The Ferret.

A shuttle bus will be available to take you from Stirling rail station to our Summer Gathering with return tickets priced at £2 (included in shuttle bus ticket types).

The Ferret aims to make this event as accessible as possible. If you would like to attend and ticket costs are a barrier, please get in touch.

We look forward to seeing you there!



£18 for Ferret subscribers (enter emailed discount code at checkout); £23 for non-subscribers; £10.50 for 16-25/student/low-income

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The Ferret

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