Press Release #3

  on January 21, 2014


WHAT: “Who Makes The News?” Press conference and media roundtable, chaired by Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow

WHEN: 15 February, 2006, press conference starts at 9:30 a.m. with media roundtable to follow; refreshments follow roundtable

WHERE: Foreign Press Association, 11 Carlton House Terrace,London SW1Y 5AJ (nearest Underground station: Charing Cross - noparking on site)


  • the international release of “Who Makes The News?,” the results ofthe WACC Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), involving hundreds ofvolunteers who monitored 13,000 news items in 76 countries on one day
  • inaugural event of “Who Makes the News?: Three Weeks of Global Action” (16 February – 8 March), with events in over 50 countries around the world

WHO: Press conference speakers

  • global GMMP co-ordinator Anna Turley
  • GMMP analyst and report author Margaret Gallagher
  • international GMMP monitors from Zimbabwe and Bangladesh

Media roundtable (in the style of BBC Radio 4's “The Commission”)


  • Randy Naylor, General Secretary, WACC


  • Jon Snow, Presenter, Channel 4 News


  • Ferial Haffajee, Editor of the Mail & Guardian - South Africa
  • Lesley Abdela MBE, Eyecatcher Associates / Shevolution, Chief Executive of Project Parity
  • Stephen Pritchard, Board Member of the Organisation of News Ombudsmen and Readers' Editor of The Observer
  • Bob Jobbins OBE, former head of BBC World Service News and Current Affairs and Chairman of the Rory Peck Trust
  • Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News andrecipient, Royal Television Society Specialist Journalist of the YearAward 2003 and 2005
  • Yosri Fouda, Western Europe Correspondent for Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel

All members of the media are invited to attend. Space is limited –please register in advance to secure a seat by calling Sheila George,WACC at (0)207-587-3000,

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January 21, 2014
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