8th September 2005
MEDIA EXPERT TO RECEIVE HONORARY AWARD
MEP is to be honoured for her work in culture, media and broadcasting by the
Professor Carole Tongue served as a Labour member of the European Parliament for London East from 1984 until 1999, during which time she was spokesperson for the Socialist Group on culture, youth, education, sport and the media.
In 1997 Professor
Tongue was appointed as European Parliament link member to the
Between 1994 and 1999 she was the European Parliament’s spokesperson on public service broadcasting and author of the Parliament’s report on the future of public service broadcasting in the digital age.
In addition to her work at the European Parliament, Professor Tongue was a member of the board of the London Film and Video Development Agency and a member of an EU high level group on cultural diversity in the audiovisual sector for the European Federation of Film Directors.
She is now chair of the London Regional Awards Committee of the Community Fund and a National Board Member of the Community Fund.
She is also Visiting Professor at the London
College of Printing Media School and in February 2001 joined Citigate Public
Affairs as a consultant to advise a number of clients on
Professor Tongue has written a number of articles
and book chapters on European audiovisual policy, public service broadcasting
and cultural policy and has co-produced The Fleeting Opera on the River Thames
with The Couper Collection and the Royal Opera House,
undergraduate awards ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday
14th September she will be presented with an honorary Doctorate of
Arts from the
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