Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

The Kill List

CLIVE STAFFORD SMITH: CHAIR

Activist, Lawyer, founder of Reprieve

ANITA MCNAUGHT

Formerly Al Jazeera

VAUGHAN SMITH

Frontline Club

JON SNOW

Channel 4 News

JOHN SWEENEY

Trump Putin Doorstepper

AHMED ZAIDAN (BY SKYPE)

 

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Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Tabloid Confessions

Kiss and tell confessions about the dark arts and press intrusion

CHAIR: RICHARD PEPPIATT

DAN EVANS

Former investigative journalist, the Mirror and News of the World

GRAHAM JOHNSON

Former investigative journalist, the News of the World and the Mirror

NATALIE ROWE

Celebrity and whistleblower

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Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Investigative Journalism is Dying

Investigative journalism is the news someone somewhere doesn't want you to hear. But no one can afford it anymore

NEVINE MABRO: CHAIR

Deputy Editor Channel 4 News

JOHN SWEENEY

BBC

JIM CUSICK

Open Media, formerly Independent political correspondent. 

GRAHAM JOHNSON

Byline, formerly Mirror

MEIRION JONES

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

SARAH MACDONALD

Make Waves Media

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Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Constructive Journalism

It doesn't all have to be passively receiving bad news

DR CATHERINE GYLEDENSTED (CHAIR)

Windesheim University NL, founder of Constructive Journalism

MATTHEW LEE

Slow Journalism

MAURICE MCLEOD

Media Diversified

MARK STEVESON AND ED GILLESPIE

Positive News Standup

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Jun
3
4:30 PM16:30

Beyond Satire

It's not funny anymore: has satire normalised extremism? 

KEYNOTE RANT: by JOHN CLEESE

ROBERT LLEWELLYN (CHAIR)

Novelist, actor, ecologist

JOHN NIVEN

Novelist, commentator

BETHANY BLACK

Comedian and Commentator

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Comedian and Activist

DR ROBERT

Lead singer The Blow Monkeys

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Jun
3
2:30 PM14:30

People Power

With OPEN DEMOCRACY: How can independent media companies survive and grow?

CHAIR: MARY FITZGERALD

AARON BASTANI

Novara media

MEIRION JONES

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

HAZEL HEALY

New Internationalist

TESS McCORMICK

Fundraising and development consultant

OLIVER SYLVESTER BRADLEY

Positive News

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Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Making the Press Honest

How to hold unaccountable media to account. 

STEVEN BARNETT (CHAIR)

Professor of Communication at University of Westminster

RICHARD WILSON

Stop funding Hate

LIZ GERARD

Former Times journalist, blogger at SubScribe

MIQDAAD VERSI

Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council

BRIAN CATHCART

Author, journalist and Kingston University Professor

PAUL LASHMAR

Lecturer at Sussex University former investigative journo

SEAMUS DOOLEY

Acting Secretary General of the NUJ

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Jun
3
12:30 PM12:30

Brexit or Bust

What does Brexit mean, personally, politically, economically? A balancing panel - balancing the pro Brexit coverage.

CHAIR: IAN DUNT

Journalist and Author of 'Brexit; What the Hell Happens Now?'

ANTHONY BARNETT

Founder of Open Democracy, author of 'The Lure of Greatness'

MONIQUE HAWKINS

Accidental Activist

PHILLIPPE AUCLAIR

French journalist resident in the UK

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Jun
3
11:30 AM11:30

The Good Migrant

The negative portrayal of migrants is a betrayal of British history

ALEX ANDREOU (CHAIR)

Actor and Writer

SALENA GODDEN

Performance poet and author

KAMIN MOHAMMADI

Author and broadcaster

TINA GHARAVI

Documentary maker

OZ KATERJI

UK foreign correspondent based in Istanbul

SUSIE SYMES

19 Princelet Street

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Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Can Journalists Ever Be Independent?

With OPEN DEMOCRACY: How to stay independent in an era of big budget cuts, PR, advertorials, sponsored content and self-censorship

1O.30 Opening address by MARTIN BELL OBE

PANEL DISCUSSION MARY FITZGERALD (CHAIR)

JODIE GINSBERG

Index on Censorship

ABI WILKINSON

Journalist and commentator

JIM CUSICK

Open Media, formerly Independent political correspondent. 

TIM DAWSON

President of the NUJ

MATTHEW HUSSEY

 

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Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Misogyny in the Media

OPENING READING BY CATHERINE MAYER

Journalist, Author, Co-founder of the women's equality party

ROBYN VINTER

Founder The Overtake

JULIE BINDEL

Author and journalist

SARAH CHURCHWELL

Professor University of London and author

WINNIE LI

Novelist and Film Maker

 

KERRY FITZGERALD

Director: Purple Ostrich Feminist Theatre Company

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Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Political Coverage is Broken

KEYNOTE SPEECH: HARRY LESLIE SMITH

CHAIR: LORD VICTOR ADEBOWALE

DAMIAN COLLINS MP

Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

CATHERINE MAYER

Author, Founder of the Women's Equality Party

HARRY LESLIE SMITH

Author, commentator and WW2 Veteran

HILARY GALLO

Words Matter

MATTHEW D'ANCONA

Journalist, former editor of the Spectator

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