1. Stop the press: the media after Leveson

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    While in principle, everyone supports the idea of a free press, in practice there seems to be ever greater appetite for restraining it. Without total freedom of the press, are we jeopardising the role of the media as a check on politicians, institutions and businesses? Do we even have a free enough press as it stands? Wasn't the Leveson Inquiry itself a form of state interference? Who can we expect to scrutinise unelected, unaccountable judges if the press is cowed? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas this debate formed part of the media strand and provides many vital insights. Speakers include: Professor George Brock, Mick Hume, Christina Patterson & Raymond Snoddy. The chair is Patrick Hayes.

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    • Loyalty in an age of whistle-blowing & Wikileaks

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      Until recently, leaking confidential information was perceived as disloyal and irresponsible and not only was it rare but involved a moral dilemma. Yet now, it is secrecy, confidentiality and privacy that are stigmatised and Wikileaks is lauded for enabling individuals to spill the beans. Is this development a triumph for transparency or a blow to moral integrity? This debate is superb and speakers include Mick Hume, editor-at-large, spiked; writer, The Times; Joyce McMillan, theatre critic, Scotsman, Henry Porter, political columnist, Observer; UK editor, Vanity Fair; Gwyn Prins, research professor, LSE; Richard Sexton, partner, PwC.

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      • COMFORTABLY NUMB ON CONSPIRACY CAFE

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        The LAX shooting. Exercise Urban Shield 56 drills in 48 hours in the Bay area. Google barges the 21st century Trojan Horses appear in strategic ports. Radiological drill on the old San Francisco bridge. China boasts nuclear fleet can take out the States. Chinese surveillance ship stalks Hawaii. British MP says Don't trust me with the press. Kenya stifles free speech after false flag terror. Taliban leader killed in drone strike. Ball lightning takes out power in Lachine, Quebec. Was it a test for GRIDEX? Solar flares on the rise. Is that cover for GRIDEX? Golden Dawn politicians gunned down in Greece. Yellowstone magma chamber larger than thought. The Edith Head Google doodle the seven super volcanoes. Conspiracy Cafe no place for the Comfortably Numb.

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        • Defending Press Freedom in the 21st Century

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          This event was organized in coordination with the World Press Freedom Day conference that took place in Washington, DC, May 1-3, 2011 at the Newseum and National Press Club. This was the first time since World Press Freedom Day was established nearly 20 years ago that the United States has hosted the celebration. The event marked the first anniversary of the Daniel Pearl Press Freedom Act, which calls for a focus on freedom of the press issues in the State Department’s annual human rights reports on countries. The discussion focused on the important role independent media play in democratic and economic development worldwide, with an emphasis on the innovative media platforms that are democratizing how people voice their opinions and access information – and how these must be protected. For more visit: http://www.ned.org/events/defending-press-freedom-in-the-21st-century

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          • Don't Shout at the Telly: Press Freedom

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            Even before the Leveson inquiry the British press had become tame, objectivity ridiculed and a culture of conformism had set in. Joining volunteers on the sofa, Mick Hume author of There is No Such Thing As a Free Press… and we need one more than ever sets the scene. Investigative journalism is facing an ice age, he explains and the ‘buts’ to ‘I believe in press freedom’ are getting louder. Discussants raise their concerns, was the response to phone hacking over the top? Why can’t we say what we think anymore? What about privacy? Do the public know or care? Can we trust the press anyway? Hume’s answers are salutary and his recommendations to create our own media to challenge ideas rather than support regulation or whinge about Murdoch are more than worth taking on board.

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            • Don't Shout at the Telly: Press Freedom

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              Even before the Leveson inquiry the British press had become tame, objectivity ridiculed and a culture of conformism had set in. Joining volunteers on the sofa, Mick Hume author of There is No Such Thing As a Free Press… and we need one more than ever sets the scene. Investigative journalism is facing an ice age, he explains and the ‘buts’ to ‘I believe in press freedom’ are getting louder. Discussants raise their concerns, was the response to phone hacking over the top? Why can’t we say what we think anymore? What about privacy? Do the public know or care? Can we trust the press anyway? Hume’s answers are salutary and his recommendations to create our own media to challenge ideas rather than support regulation or whinge about Murdoch are more than worth taking on board.

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              • Closing Ceremony

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                Closing Ceremony at the IPI World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan Speaker: Den-yih Wu, Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

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                • Mountain of impunity looms over Kurdistan journalists

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                  • Kate McClymont - 2013 Media Alliance Press Freedom Dinner

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                    Investigative journalist and Walkley Award winning journalist Kate McClymont delivers her address at the Media Alliance Press Freedom Dinner in Sydney on May 4, 2013.

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                    • John Nichols speech accepting Guild-CWA Freedom Award

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                      We have excerpted just the portion of our Freedom Awards Reception that is John Nichols accepting the award. See the other video for Barr and Broun Awards.

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