Nick Davies speaks at the 2009 Benn Lecture

Nick Davies speaks at the Arnolfini (Photos by Simon Chapman)
Nick Davies speaks at the Arnolfini (Photos by Simon Chapman)
Nick Davies's speech focussed on the problems facing the press
Nick Davies’s speech focussed on the problems facing the press
This was the fourth annual Benn lecture.
This was the fourth annual Benn lecture.
Nick Davies addressed an audience of journalists, students, and the public.
Nick Davies addressed an audience of journalists, students, and the public.
There was time for questions from the audience.
There was time for questions from the audience.
Nick drew on his book Flat Earth News.
Nick drew on his book Flat Earth News.
The current regulator, the Press Complaints Commission, is failing the public.
The current regulator, the Press Complaints Commission, is failing the public.
Libel is a rich man's law.
His book documents the decline in journalistic standards.
Christina Zaba, the chair of Bristol NUJ, chaired the lecture.
Christina Zaba, the chair of Bristol NUJ, chaired the lecture.
Nick Davies called for a genuinely independent body which will take real action when newspapers publish untrue or damaging stories.
Nick Davies called for a genuinely independent body which will take real action when newspapers publish untrue or damaging stories.
Nick Davies said that, at its best, the NUJ is very important for journalists.
Nick Davies said that, at its best the NUJ is very important for journalists.

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