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September 24, 2015

Ethics of political communication under the spotlight

Filed under: News, ethical space editors blog, Headlines, conferences — news_editor @ 2:54 pm

In the wake of the recent General Election, the ethics of political communication are to be examined at the Institute of Communication Ethics’ annual conference, on 23 October 2015, at the Frontline Club, London W2.

The conference’s keynoters include Michael Cockerell, presenter of the BBC’s acclaimed Inside the Commons series earlier this year, on how political communication has changed in his four decades in television, and Professor Ivor Gaber, of the University of Sussex, on ‘Social media and the election: Public forum or private echo chamber?’ Other speakers include Nick Jones, Joy Johnson, Mick Temple and Garry Whannel.

Titled ‘Fever, fakery and fatigue: Political communication in the 21st century’, the conference is expected to draw professionals, academics, students and media activists from a range of disciplines: journalism, public relations, political communication, media sociology, surveillance studies.

- Registration forms are available from or Return to Dr Fiona Thomspon, 69 Glenview Road, Nab Wood, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 4AR.The delegate rate for the conference is:£60.00 (£5.00 for registered students). The cost includes a sandwich lunch. Payment can be made in two ways: cheque payable to ‘Institute of Communication Ethics’ and sent to Dr Fiona THomspon, 69 Glenview Road, Nab Wood, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 4AR. Or via bank transfer: HSBC, sort code: 40-28-15; account no: 71321536; account name: The Institute of Communication Ethics Limited. For international transactions: International bank ac number – GB95MIDL40281571321536. Branch identifier code MIDLGB2138D.

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