Jun
2
3:00 pm15:00

Anti Social Media?

Is the digital domain a place for more dialogue or more divisiveness?

KEYNOTE SPEECH BY WILLIAM HORSLEY FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION

AARON BASTANI

Novara Media

NANCY MENDOZA

The Canary

ALEX ANDREOU

Author and journalist

ADAM BIENKOV

politics.co.uk

WILLIAM HORSLEY (CHAIR) 

UK chair of Association of European Journalists

Jun
2
4:00 pm16:00

Fake News and Alternative Facts

How to combat the rise of digital misinformation

ELIOT HIGGINS (CHAIR)

Founder, Bellingcat

JONATHAN HARDY

Professor of Digital communications UEL

JAMES PATRICK

Former police officer, investigative journalist

DR IDREES AHMAD

Lecturer in Digital Journalism

MATTHEW D'ANCONA

Former editor of the Spectator

Jun
2
5:00 pm17:00

No Platform

Unheard stories - the other problem of free speech

JANE WHYATT

European Centre for Media Freedom

HAZEL HEALY

The New Internationalist

KAMIN MOHAMMADI

Author

DNYAR GODREJ

New Internationalist

KAWOON KHAMOSH

BBC

Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Bigotry and the Alt Right

Is the rise of racist Islamophobic far right wing social media account a grass roots phenomenon? And how to engage with hate. 

Bonnie Greer (Chair)

MICHAEL MUNNIK

Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

ABBY TOMLINSON

Writer and activist

SAFFIYAH KHAN

Connect Futures

DR LAURA ZAHRA MACDONALD

Connect Futures. 

Jun
3
10:30 am10:30

Silence and Abuse

The difficulties of reporting history child sexual abuse

JULIE BINDEL

Author and journalist

TIM TATE

Broadcaster and author

MEIRION JONES

Broadcaster, editor of BIJ

MARK WILLIAMS THOMAS

Former detective, investigative journalist

DAVID HENCKE

Guardian, Exaro, Byline

Jun
3
11:30 am11:30

Civic Nationalism

With COMMONSPACE: Can other nations learn from Scotland's independence movement

CHAIR: ANGELA HAGGERTY

CHRIS KEULEMANS

Dutch journalist and author

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Comedian and Cook

JOHN NIVEN

Author and columnist

JAMES DOLEMAN

Byline journalist

Jun
3
12:30 pm12:30

Mafia States

LUKE HARDING's insights into the regime of Vladimir Putin from his two books 'Mafia State' and the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko 'A Very Expensive Poison: interviewed by PAUL UNWIN

Jun
3
1:30 pm13:30

BODY SLAMMED: key note speech by JAY ROSEN

Jay Rosen's Keynote Speech about press failures and successes in the coverage of Donald Trump, followed by aa Q & A. 

"For a free press as a check on power this is the darkest time in American history since World War I, when there was massive censorship and suppression of dissent."

Jay Rosen, Pressthink

JAY ROSEN, author of 'Pressthink', and prophet of the catastrophe in political coverage of US politics, in discussion with MARY FITZGERALD on what is to be done and what lessons the UK can draw from the first six months of Trump's presidency

Jun
3
2:30 pm14:30

The War Against Women

In honour of Sue Lloyd Roberts and to mark the paperback publication of her book

SUE MACGREGOR (CHAIR)

Broadcaster

ISOBEL HILTON

China Watch

HIBO WARDERE

Campaigner against FGM

HEIDI KINGSTONE

Former freelance foreign correspondent in Iraq

NESREEN MALIK

Author and Journalist

Jun
3
4:00 pm16:00

Gaslighting Syria and the Middle East

Misinformation and the deliberate fog of war in Syria and the Gulf

ELIOT HIGGINS

Founder, Bellingcat

DR IDREES AHMAD

Lecturer in Digital Journalism

OZ KATERJI

Foreign Correspondent

ALA'A SHEHABI

Founder of Bahrain Watch

LYDIA WILSON

Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict,  Oxford

Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

General Election: Answer Time

We reverse the  tired BBC QT format with Answer Time, in which a panel of experts interview you, the audience,

A passionate morning of general election debate to fire you up for polling the following Thursday.