The Leveson Debate – 17th January 2012

What are we to make of the Leveson Report? Is the Leveson Report a threat to public interest journalism? This was the topic of a debate hosted by the Soho Skeptics and Conway Hall.



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On the panel was:

Nick Cohen – British journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator, and Standpoint magazine. His most recent book You Can’t Read This Book is about free speech and censorship.

Suzanne Moore – Journalist and columnist who has written for The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Independent and others.

Evan Harris – Former Liberal Democrat MP and currently a prominent member of the Hacked Off campaign, which is campaigning for the implementation of the Leveson recommendations.

Natalie Fenton – Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre. She has written a number of books including “New Media, Old Media: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age”

The panel was chaired by Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman.

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