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Is the ‘fit and proper person’ test in broadcasting inadequate?




LOCATION: Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, City University London, 4 Gray's Inn, London, WC1R 5AT, United Kingdom

Steven Barnett, Perry Keller, Ashley Roughton, Ian Walden

Open to:
Public; Staff; Students; Alumni; Prospective Postgraduates; Prospective Undergraduates; Academics; Legal Practitioners

Event Details:

18.00 Registration
18.30 Debate starts
19.45 Drinks reception

This free event is the second in a series on current issues in media law organised by the City Law School, City University London and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. The first event, a debate on libel reform, was held in May 2011 at Queen Mary.

The News International hacking scandal and the subsequent withdrawal of NI's bid to take over BSkyB has thrown a spotlight on the what makes someone a 'fit and proper person' to hold a broadcasting licence under the Broadcasting Act 1990.

Our expert panel will discuss the effectiveness of the the 'fit and proper person' test for granting broadcasting licences in the form of a debate with two speakers on each side on the topic: 'This House believes that the fit and proper person test is inadequate'.

This event provides a valuable forum for legal professionals and academics to discuss the current state of broadcasting regulation in the UK and possibilities for reform. The speakers are:

Steven Barnett
Professor of Communications, University of Westiminster

Perry Keller
Senior Lecturer in Law, King's College London

Ashley Roughton
Barrister, Hogarth Chambers

Ian Walden
Professor of Information and Communications Law, Queen Mary, University of London

This event is worth one CPD point for practising solicitors.

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When & where

6.00pm - 8.30pmWednesday 23rd November 2011

Atkin Building City, University of London 4 Gray's Inn Place London WC1R 5DX United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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