Public Discussion: Leveson and the Commonwealth

By Media Reform Coalition / Friday September 21, 2012 Read More
The Commonwealth Journalists Association invite you to a public discussion about the future implications of Leveson for the world. The Leveson Inquiry was set up to look into allegations of misconduct by News International including phone-hacking, police bribery, gross intrusions into privacy and exercising improper influence in the pursuit of news stories. The revelations caused a public outcry against News International, its owner, Rupert Murdoch, and the tabloid press in general, prompting calls for the replacement of the Press Complaints Commission with a new body with the power to impose stronger sanctions for abuses. Since Britain is known for its vigorous and often irreverent press, will tighter controls on the UK media encourage other governments in the Commonwealth to clamp down on their own media? An expert panel will be examining these issues. Date: Tuesday 23 October 2012 – Time: 6.30 – 8 p.m. Venue:Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue London WC2N 5AP Chair William Horsley, International Director, Centre for Freedom of the Media Panellists Ian Beales, Secretary, UK Editors’ Code of Practice Committee and author of The Editors’ Codebook; Lord Guy Black, Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group; Sunanda Datta-Ray, Indian journalist, author and former editor of The Statesman; Martin Moore, Director, Media Standards Trust; Angela Phillips, Reader in Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform.

A drinks reception will follow the discussion

With thanks to the Royal Commonwealth Society for making available the venue