Jun
4
11:00am11:00am

Bold Moves - Wake Up Sunday

Try something bolder than brunch on Sunday

This weekend has inspired you and given you loads of ideas. How are you going to sustain that energy back at the coal-face?

Explore your confidence

Enliven your creativity

Dance moves for scaredy-cats, yawny cats and cool cats.

This two hour workshop is a space where the science of coaching and wellbeing meets the power of dance.


Mary Fenwick and Tania Diggory are the founders of Bold Moves, a day of taster sessions to explore your confidence and creativity and identify your next moves to create a working life you love.


For more information, visit: www.thisiscalmer.com/boldmoves

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Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

War crimes, accountability and the media's role in conflict reporting

At considerable personal risk, journalists play a vital role in conflict reporting and uncovering abuses of power and accountability, by states or individuals. The military photographer known only as Caesar smuggled out of Syria unseen images of the mass atrocities and crimes against humanity carried out by the Syria regime. Journalists reporting on board the Freedom Flotilla convoy to Gaza in 2010 knew the risk of military intervention by the IDF which became a brutal reality. This workshop addresses the question “in an age of fake news and alternative facts, how does the media discharge its responsibility to expose persons or regimes accused of war crimes and breaches of international human rights law?”

Chair - Rukshana Pervin Hoque – Stoke & White LLP

Clive Stafford Smith – Founder of Reprieve
Sehriban Dogan – Stoke & White LLP, International Criminal Law, Human Rights & Public International Law
Jamal El Shayyal – Al Jazeera (TBC)

Sponsored by Stoke White LLP

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Jun
3
3:30pm 3:30pm

Encouraging Muslims to get into Journalism - Mend

Join us as we discuss how we can encourage greater participation  to get involved in journalism from the Muslim community. There are so many budding Muslims who are interested in getting into the field of Journalism. Whether its on current affairs, fashion, sports etc. its vital we support and encourage fresh talent.

 

But the reality is that there are barriers that hold back progress in this areas. Join us as we discuss overcoming these barriers and build a flourishing community of journalists from with the Muslim community. 

 

 

With Aman Ali, London Regional Manager | MEND
Community Development & Engagement Teamothers to be confirmed

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Jun
3
12:30pm12:30pm

Turkophobia, Islamophobia and the rise of populism in Europe

The volume of anti-Muslim output in our media and in public discourse has been steadily rising over the years reaching a crescendo in the EU referendum last year when post Brexit hate crimes spiked. Turkey as a country and Turkish communities across Europe have become synonymous with the pervasive negative treatment of Muslims in the British press the consequences of which reverberate in our politics, media and local communities. Why is this happening and what can we do about it as journalists and citizens?

Chair Shenaz Bunglawala

Hugh Tomlinson QC – Barrister, Matrix Chambers
Dr Enes Bayrakli, Turkish-German University, Istanbul
Mohammed Kozbar, Chairman, Finsbury Park Mosque


Sponsored by Stoke White LLP

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Jun
3
11:30am11:30am

Defamation & Privacy 101

This workshop aims to give festival goers an insight into media law covering defamation, privacy and public interest. With the pressures of journalism today, where the risk to independent journalists is more pronounced and the circulation of fake news is so prevalent, this workshop will focus on practical tips to help navigate issues around privacy, defamation and fake news.

Chair- Rukshana Pervin Hoque – Lawyer, Stoke & White LLP

Hugh Tomlinson QC – Barrister, Matrix Chambers
Christina Michalos – Barrister, 5 Raymond Buildings

Sponsored by Stoke and White LLP

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Jun
3
10:30am10:30am

Muslim Communities - An insight into building a strong relationship with the Media - with Mend

The Muslim community can often be an extremely cautious community especially when working with journalists and the media. This session considers how to build a positive relationship with an ever complex and heterogenous community. Questions like, how do I get access to the community? What cultural and religious sensitivities should I be weary off? How do I better understand these communities will all be discussed.

With Aman Ali & Vaseem Ahmed from Mend - Muslim engagement and development

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