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Reading about big media business can easily generate a feeling of powerlessness, but in the end any production still depends on real people on a day by day basis, and is thus not impenetrable. The chances of getting a letter or a story published are naturally greatest in the local media which, even though financially controlled by the larger corporations, are less streamlined in their editorial judgment. Yet even the big papers and radio and TV stations will need to take note of public opinion and sometimes have to give way rather than shaping and manipulating it. It has been said that for a lie to succeed it must contain at least an element of truth, and no publication will survive long if it is completely out of touch with reality. There is strength in numbers as the massive anti-war demonstrations around the world have shown, and it is important to let editors know by phone, fax, email or letter when they push the boundaries beyond what you as a reader, listener, or viewer can accept. Responding to media coverage rather than just absorbing it is a first step in political participation and to enable you to do so we publish below the contact details of some of the key media players in the UK. The internet has added to the ease with which a response can be sent, and where a company does not have a published email address you can still fax them for free using email, for example a fax to Common Sense (fax no. 01908694035) would be emailed to remote-printer.editor@441908694035.iddd.tpc.int that is you put the fax number after the @ sign in the above email address replacing the 0 in the national code with the international prefix 44.

Television

BBC Television  
Central contact (each regional studio will have their own contact details as will various regular programmes)  
Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ  
Tel: 020 8743 8000  
website: www.bbc.co.uk
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ITV News Channel / Independent Television News (ITN)  

200 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ  

Tel: 020 7833 3000  
Fax: 020 7430 4479  
Email: news@itv.com
Website: www.itv.com
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ITV 1 and 2  
Tel: 020 7843 8000  
Fax: 020 7843 8158  
Email: info@itv.co.uk
Website: www.itv.com
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Granada Television
Quay Street, Manchester M60 9EA
Tel: 0161 832 7211           Fax: 0161 953 0283  
Website: http://www.granadatv.com/
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Channel Four
124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX
Tel: 020 7396 4444  Fax: 020 7306 8356  
Website: www.channel4.com
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BskyB  
Sky One / Sky News  
Centaurs Business Park, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD  
Tel: 020 7705 3000  Fax: 020 7705 3030  
Email: viewerr@bskyb.com
Website: www.skyone.co.uk

Radio 

BBC Radio  
Central contact (each regional studio will have their own contact details as will various regular programmes)  
BBC Broadcasting House  
London W1A 1AA  
Tel: 020 7580 4468  
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Independent Radio News (IRN)
Crown House
72 Hammersmith Road
London W14 8YE  
Tel: 020 7333 0011
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Capital Radio (London)  
30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA
Tel: 020 7766 6000  
Fax: 020 7766 6100
Email: capitalfmcustomer.support@capitalinteractive.co.uk
Website: www.capitalfm.com
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LBC (London)  
The Chrysalis Building, 13 Bramley Road, London W10 6SP
Tel: 020 7314 7300 Fax: 020 7314 7373  
Email: comment@lbc.co.uk
Website: www.lbc.co.uk

Newspapers

The Daily Express  
Ludgate House 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UX
Tel: 020 7928 8000  Fax: 020 7620 1654  
Email: news.desk@express.co.uk
Website: www.express.co.uk
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The Daily Mail  
Northcliffe House 2 Derry Street Kensington, London W8 5TT
Tel: 020 7938 6000  Fax: 020 7937 4463  
Email: letters@dailymail.co.uk
Website: www.dailymail.co.uk
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The Daily Mirror  
1 Canada Square Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP
Tel: 020 7293 3000 Fax: 020 7293 3409  
Website: www.mirror.co.uk
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The Daily Star  
Ludgate House 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UX
Tel: 020 7928 8000  Fax: 020 7922 7960  
Email: dailystarnewsdesk@dailystar.co.uk
Website: www.dailystar.co.uk
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The Daily Telegraph  
1 Canada Square Canary Wharf, London E14 5DT
Tel: 020 7538 5000  
Website: www.telegraph.co.uk
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The Financial Times  
1 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL
Tel: 020 7873 3000  Fax: 020 7873 3076  
Website: www.ft.com/newspaper
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The Guardian  
119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3ER
Tel: 020 7278 2332  Fax: 020 7837 2114  
Website: www.guardian.co.uk
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The Independent  
Independent House, 191 Marsh Wall, London E14 9RS
Tel: 020 7005 2000  
Email: online@independent.co.uk
Website: www.independent.co.uk
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News of the World  
1 Virginia Street, London E1 9XR
Tel: 020 7782 4000  Fax: 020 7488 4433  
Website: www.newsoftheworld.co.uk
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The Observer  
119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3ER  
Tel: 020 7713 4656 Fax: 020 7713 4279  
Email: reader@observer.co.uk
Website: www.observer.co.uk
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The Sun  
1 Virginia Street, London E1 9XR
Tel: 020 7782 4100  Fax: 020 7488 3253  
Website: www.thesun.co.uk
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The Times  
1 Pennington Street, London E1 9XN
Tel: 020 7782 5000  Fax: 020 7488 3242  
Website: www.timesonline.co.uk

Author: Islamic Party of Britain
Date Published: Spring 2003

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