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12

Tuesday

Journalism in the dock

6.30pm

Panel Discussions

Public

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At least 55 UK journalists have been arrested in the last two years and in the wake of the Leveson report police relations with the press are changing rapidly.

Under proposals being put out to consultation by the Home Office all police contacts with journalists will have to be noted and protection for journalistic sources under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act could be watered down.

It has been noted that the current clampdown on unofficial police contact with journalists could have stopped the very reporting which exposed the hacking scandal in the first place and which was partly reliant on police whistleblowers.

Critics of press conduct say that wrongdoers should take their punishment like any other alleged criminals. But many in the press believe that the post-Leveson clampdown has been draconian, with devastating consequences for those kept on police bail for extended periods, and that it has ultimately led to fewer whistleblowers coming forward.

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6.30pm - 8.30pmTuesday 12th March 2013

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Department of Journalism

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8221

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