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Radical media in Britain got a huge boost on 28 February, with the Real Media gathering in Manchester.

In the ‘Sustaining independent media’ workshop, Dave Boyle of the Media Reform Coalition evangelised for radical media taking on co-operative legal forms and issuing community shares to support themselves financially.

Other workshops included ‘Media agenda: racism & sexism’, ‘Conspiracies and how to avoid them’, and ‘Chomsky’s Propaganda Model of the mass media’ (that was us).

The chair of the opening plenary was Kam Sandhu (founder of RealFare and co-founder of Real Media). Keynote speakers included Samantha Asumadu (Media Diversified), Angela Haggerty (CommonSpace), Nafeez Ahmed, and Donnachadh McCarthy.

Follow-up events included Anti-Daily Mail Week (13–20 March) and ‘Occupy Rupert Murdoch’ in London (22–29 March).

In April, Real Media plans to launch a ‘new media platform bringing together the best of independent journalism’.

Topics: Media