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‘Settling Scores: the Media, the Police & the Miners’ Strike’ with Nick Jones and Tony HarcupContrib

Contributors to a new book from the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom consider how recently released material has shed new light on the corrupt policing and biased coverage of the miners’ strike.

Our guests will be talking about their contributions to ‘Settling Scores’, a specially commissioned collection of essays timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike. Published by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF), the collection draws on recently released material to shed new light on the roles played by the media, the police and politicians in undermining the plight of the miners.

Nick Jones, a former BBC correspondent who reported on the strike, has sifted through Cabinet papers from that time, only just opened to public gaze in January 2014. He reveals what he found, and also identifies the files that the government still doesn’t want us to know about.

Media campaigner and journalist Tony Harcup analyses the controversy surrounding the BBC television coverage of Orgreave on 18th June 1984 using new documents obtained under Freedom of Information from the BBC.


Nick Jones | talks
Tony Harcup | talks


Date and Time:

28 May 2014 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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