Can we trust the International Media? - John O Oucho and Fred Mudhai

John O Oucho holds a PhD in Population Geography and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Carolina Population Center in the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A. in 1982-3. He has taught at the University of Nairobi (2 decades), University of Ghana (3 years) and University of Botswana (8 years). He was elected Fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) in 1989 and the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) in 2003. He is a well traveled and well published academic and has participated in many international conferences, presenting papers and charing sessions.

Here he discusses the way that African nations have been portrayed by the British media, alongside Coventry University academic Dr Fred Mudhai.


PR and Racial Equality - Colleen Harris

Colleen Harris has recently set a consultancy which helps map out issues of Equality and Diversity for companies such as Channel 4 and the Telegraph Media Group. She has previously worked as a PR advisor for Trevor Phillips, John Prescott, Prince Charles and Margaret Thatcher amongst others.


Faith and Politics in a Diverse Society - Baroness Amos

Baroness Valarie Amos’s political career began in 1981 where she worked in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services until 1989. She was a co-founder of Amos Fraser Bernard, and director (1995-1998) where she advised the South African Government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality.

She was created a life peer in 1997 by Tony Blair. From 1998-2001 she was a government whip in the House of Lords. She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office in June, 2001. Amos was the first joint black woman peer and the third woman in history to lead the upper House of Parliament. In recent months she has been awarded a number of accolades including being voted the most powerful black woman in the UK, and awarded ‘Peer of the Year’ by Dods political publishers in the same week.

In this talk, delivered in Coventry Cathedral, Baroness Amos discusses faith and politics in a multicultural society.

This talk is also available to watch on CUTV