The Increasing Threats to Investigative Journalism
Conversation starts at 6.00pm
A Media Society Online Event
Serious investigative journalists are under threat. Their ability to, first, find out important truths and, second, speak them to power (and everyone else) is curtailed by a range of measures to shut them up.
There’s the growth of libel actions, especially in London – called SLAPP in the trade. They’re designed to tie journalists up in legalities and bankrupt them personally.
There’s an increasing element of trolling and death threats associated with writing about people in dodgy regimes, even in London. The Russian poisonings in Britain are on every journalist’s mind.
And there is the risk of being shut up by media organisations - print and broadcast - who don’t back their journalists.
We have put together a high profile panel to discuss these issues.
• Carole Cadwalladr - the Observer
• John Sweeney - broadcaster and journalist
• Michelle Stanistreet - General Secretary NUJ
• Gill Phillips - Director of editorial legal services for The Guardian
• James Ball - Global Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
Entry tickets are £10 each which helps cover our costs.
We will be making a number of free tickets available for students and anyone currently un-waged.
The Media Society is a volunteer run Charity committed to open access for all our Media themed events.
ZOOM waiting room opens at 5.45pm.
Conversation starts at 6.00pm prompt.