Shafted: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath

Scottish Book Launch for New Edition, Edinburgh


The first edition of Shafted was published on the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike. So much has happened over the last decade: cabinet paper revelations on the government’s role in the strike; the establishment of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign; and a renewed interest in the Women Against Pit Closures pit camps set up in the wake of the October 1992 announcement of 31 pits closing with the loss of 31,000 jobs.

Come along to hear from people who have contributed to this new edition.

Nicholas Jones, former BBC Industrial Correspondent, who will discuss his chapter “Prising one hidden secrets of the pit strike”, discuss media representation generally and Scotland’s role in the Miners strike. 
Jean Spence was an active participant in the Vane Tempest Vigil in Seaham in 1993 and co-authored, with Carol Stephenson, the chapter ‘It has to be a miners’ wife!’ Representing women in mining activism.
Granville Williams edited both editions of Shafted. He is the coordinator of CPBF (North) and editor of MediaNorth.
Morag Livingstone, film maker and investigative journalist who contributed a chapter:  "When the long arm of the law overreaches” 

Shafted: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath – NEW EDITION for 35th anniversary of the miners’ strike will be on sale on the night. 


Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
Phone: 0131 225 4825

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Meeting organised by Campaign for Press & Broadcasting (North) 

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