Hacked to bits: Restoring public trust in journalism
The 2012 Benn Debate, 7.30pm Friday March 16th, Arnolfini, Bristol. Tickets £6.50 and £5.00 concessions and NUJ members
The reputation of journalism is in tatters after revelations about phone hacking, still being unravelled by the Leveson Inquiry and several police investigations.
Soon the focus will shift onto how the press – and the online media – can be regulated in a rapidly-changing landscape.
No-one wants a repetition of the abuses unveiled recently. But many are fearful that more effective regulation will mean politicians can dictate how the media is run.
Bristol NUJ has brought together a remarkable panel of nationally-known figures to debate these vital issues
Lord Hunt – chairman of the Press Complaints Commission and former Conservative Cabinet minister
Thais Portilho-Shrimpton – co-ordinator of the Hacked Off campaign against phone hacking, she has kept a close vigil on the Leveson Inquiry and knows many of the key figures who have given evidence
First showing in Bristol of this remarkable fly-on-the-wall film about one of the world’s great newspapers as it faces up to the challenges of a revolution in the needs of media consumers.
ATTEND BOTH EVENTS FOR £11.50 or £8.50 concessions and NUJ members
Venue Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, Avon BS1 4QA; 0117 917 230