""DON'T BELIEVE THE (STEREO) TYPE" - The media's ongoing war against Black Britons."
Main Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW
Wednesday 4th November 2009, 5:30pm for 6pm
You are warmly invited to attend the annual lecture given in memory of Stephen Lissenbugh.
In this year's memorial lecture Dotun Adebayo will argue that the established media cannot be trusted to deliver an unprejudiced black-interest news and that media bosses still don't get it or don't care to get it. But what difference would a viable black-interest alternative make?
Dotun Adebayo is a radio presenter who is perhaps best known for his work on Up All Night on BBC Radio 5 Live. Dotun has worked in a variety of arenas across the media and arts; in an early acting career working for and with many illustrious names including Tennessee Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Christopher Lee and Lars von Trierand. Journalism has been an on-going area of activity - he was Music Editor at The Voice newspaper from 1987-91 and has worked as a columnist on Pride Magazine and the New Nation. He has also written for The Guardian, the Independent, The Times, News of the World and London Evening Standard. Dotun founded the X Press publishing company which produced such films as Baby Father and Yardie. He has also published several books, including Can I Have My Balls Back Please, an amusing take on conflict resolution in relationships from a man's perspective. In the 2009 Birthday Honours he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his services to the arts. Dotun has recently co-founded Colourtelly, the world's first 24 hour black-interest news channel which has started broadcasting on www.colourtelly.tv and is launched fully on October 1st 2009.
We are delighted that Dotun is giving this year's lecture, not only because of his contribution to the arts and passion for his work, but also because he was Stephen's friend.
The lecture will be followed by an informal reception with wine and light refreshments. If you are able to attend, please could you reply at your earliest convenience to Jenny Lau at [email protected].