Journalists meet to take on the BNP
By politics.co.uk staff
Journalists will meet this month to discuss how to best take on the British National party (BNP).
The meeting will provide the launch for EXPOSE, a campaign aimed at “revealing the undemocratic and racist nature of the BNP.
It will brief reporters so they are equipped to take on statements from the BNP in the run-up to the election and provide support to journalists who refuse to take part in uncritical programmes.
“The political and media consensus appears to be that the way to tackle the BNP is to meet it halfway, by talking up tough anti-immigration measures,” James Macintyre, political correspondent for the New Statesman, told journalism.co.uk.
“This conventional wisdom must urgently be challenged.”
The launch rally will feature contributions from the Independent’s Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Peter Hain, Welsh secretary.