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City, University of London
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About

Overview

I joined City in September 2017 as a Senior Lecturer. I'm also an investigative journalist and research academic.

Research
* Mass Surveillance - consequences of state eavesdropping and the loss of privacy, as highlighted by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden
* Reporting and investigating the security state - how intelligence agencies operate, how they influence the state and how the news media cover intelligence
* Organised Crime – especially the historic operation of Italian Crime Groups in UK
* Bias in broadcast political reporting – developing multimodal critical discourse analysis (CDA) to consider constructs of tone and expression.
* Mobile technology – using digital storytelling for heritage apps.

Successful research grants:
Co-Investigator on the ESRC £30,000 seminar series Data-PSST! This post-Snowden project explored, from multi-disciplinary/end user perspectives, how different aspects of transparency (whether voluntarily entered into, or state/commercially/peer-imposed) affect questions of privacy, security, surveillance and trust. Seminars take place 2014-16.

Initiator and Co-Investigator on TSB funded "Interactive Social Experience Engine (iSEE) for History and Heritage - A Dorset Prehistoric Feasibility Study" a partnership project between Brunel University and Dorset County Museum. Principal Investigator: Dr David Bell, Co-Investigators: Dr Alan Serrano and Paul Lashmar Value £55,000. This six month project was completed on 31st August 2014.

Consultancy: Political-intelligence Elites: Towards Better Public Accountability through a Co-created Benchmark for Civil Society to enable PI Vian Bakir (Bangor University) to better deliver impact activities on that project. From October 2016.

PhD: Investigating the ‘Empire of Secrecy’ — three decades of reporting on the Secret State. Brunel University. Awarded July 2015. The relationship between the Intelligence services and the media is Paul's core research interest.

Prior to City, I was at the University of Sussex,

Journalism
As a well-regarded investigative journalist I've worked in television, radio, online and print. I've been on the staff of The Observer, Granada Television’s World in Action current affairs series and Independent Newspapers. Over the years I've also produced a number of TV programmes for BBC’s Timewatch, Channel 4’s Dispatches series and briefly reported for Newsnight. I covered the so-called ‘War on Terror’ for the Independent on Sunday from 2001-2007.

I've authored or co-authored four books. The text book on multimedia journalism "Online Journalism" was co-authored with Steve Hill (Sage 2013).

I was awarded ‘Reporter of The Year’ (with David Leigh) at the British Press Awards. During my career I've has written about terrorism, intelligence, organised crime, offshore crime, business fraud and the Cold War and I've broken many major domestic and international stories.

I'm an adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism and a founder of the Bureau for Investigative Journalism.

Community and Business

Editor
Since July 2011 I've been the Hon. Editor of the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society(DNHAS), an annual semi-scholarly publication that has been published since 1874. Volume 138 was published in September 2017. The Editor is part of the Dorset Archaeological Committee with responsibility for publishing research on the County's archaeology. Dorset has the greatest wealth of prehistoric archaeology in UK aside from The Orkneys.

I was guest editor for the Ethical Space journal on ethical issues on the intelligence agency and media interface in the light of Edward Snowden's revelations. Vol 12. No 3 2015

Consultant
Historical adviser and essayist in Bizony, P. The Strangelove Files or Why we should start worrying and fear the bomb. This book features unique access to the Kubrick archives and the Sony film archives. Cologne: Taschen (Forthcoming).
Consultant and interviewee. Channel 5 documentary Britain's Biggest Bank Robbery. One hour. Broadcast 23 November 2015. Repeat March 2016.
Consultant to Cold War, Hot Jets. BBC TV series. Broadcast Nov 2013. Can be seen here.

Consultant to Film Producer Chris Morris for his feature Film Four Lions released in summer 2010.
Other

Ian McEwan novel “Sweet Tooth” Jonathan Cape (2012) cites and acknowledges Lashmar, P. and Oliver, J. 1998. “Britain’s Secret Propaganda War” Sutton, as a primary source.

Qualifications

  1. PHD, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, 2012 – 2015
  2. PDAP (PGSHE Equivalent), Brunel University London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, Jul 2011

Employment

  1. Head of Journalism, University of Sussex, Oct 2015 – Sep 2017
  2. Head of Journalism, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Jul 2014 – Sep 2015
  3. Lecturer, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Sep 2009 – Jun 2014
  4. Investigative Journalist, The Independent, Jun 1998 – May 2001

Visiting Appointments

  1. Re-approval panel for BA Journalism at (a partnership with London Met), CESINE University, Santander, Spain, Sep 2015
  2. External adviser Carried out baseline assessment of provision of investigative journalism in Malawi, Malawi Institute of Journalism, Apr 2014 – present
  3. External to BA Journalism course (and in part MA Journalism), University of Winchester, Jul 2013 – Jul 2017
  4. External Examiner for MA Journalism, London College of Communication, Sep 2010 – Sep 2014
  5. External Academic Adviser to proposed MA course. One day visit, University of Central Lancashire, Jun 2010 – present
  6. External Examiner for MA Journalism, Brunel University, Sep 2007 – Sep 2009
  7. External assessor on the validation panel for BA Journalism(Hons), Kingston University., Jul 2003 – present

Fellowships

  1. Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire, 2008 – 2010
  2. Iinvestigate the e-learning with special regard to the use of audio and video tools for the delivery of distance and blended pedagogy, University College Falmouth, 2008 – present

Research

Research

House of Lords Communication Committee

Gave evidence to the House of Lords Communication Committee on Tuesday 8th November 2011 Their Lordships were inquiring into the future of UK Investigative Journalism and wanted to, in particular, to take evidence from me on the training of investigative journalists in Universities. You can see the video on: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=9395

from 1 Hour 30 mins onwards Adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism. CIJ is the centre for excellence in investigative journalism. It is also the founding body for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Research Students

Name
Umar Suleiman Jahun
Attendance
2016 – present, full-time
Thesis Title
#Nigeriavotes: A Newsroom Observation of Daily Trust Daily Trust Newspapers Coverage of the 2015 election in Nigeria.
Role
2nd Supervisor
Name
Dr Sawsun Tah
Attendance
2013 – 2016, full-time
Thesis Title
The Role of Broadcasting Media in Political Conflict; Representation of the Palestinian Internal Fighting in the Arab Satellite Channels
Role
2nd Supervisor

Publications

Books (11)

  1. Lashmar, P. (Ed.), (2017). Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Dorchester, Dorset: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.
  2. Lashmar, P. (Ed.), (2016). Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Dorchester, Dorset: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.
  3. Wilson, E.A. (2015). Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Lashmar, P. (Ed.), Dorchester, Dorset: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.
  4. Lashmar, P. (Ed.), (2014). Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Dorchester, Dorset: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.
  5. Hill, S. and Lashmar, P. (2013). Online Journalism The Essential Guide. SAGE. ISBN 978-1-4462-9323-2.
  6. Lashmar, P. (Ed.), (2013). Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.
  7. Lashmar, P. (Ed.), (2012). Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Dorchester, Dorset: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.
  8. Lashmar, P. and Oliver, J. (1998). Britain's Secret Propaganda War. Sutton Pub Limited.
  9. Lashmar, P. (1996). Spy Flights of the Cold War. Naval Inst Press.
  10. Jennings, A., Lashmar, P. and Simson, V. (1990). Scotland Yard's Cocaine Connection. Jonathan Cape.
  11. Brock, G., Trelford, D., Marks, L., Lustig, R. and Lashmar, P. (1980). Siege six days at the Iranian Embassy. london: Macmillan.

Chapters (11)

  1. Lashmar, P. (2016). The Independent is Dead, Long Live The Independent. In Mair, J., Clark, T., Fowler, N., Snoddy, R. and Tait, R. (Eds.), Last Words - How Can Journalism Survive the Decline of Print? Cambridge: Abramis. ISBN 978-1-84549-696-8.
  2. Lashmar, P. and Lashmar, (2013). Journalist, Folk Devil? In Critcher, C., Hughes, J., Petley, J. and Rohloff, A. (Eds.), Moral Panics in the Contemporary World (pp. 51–72). New York: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 978-1-62356-893-1.
  3. Lashmar, P. (2013). From the Insight Team to Wikileaks, the continuing power of investigative journalism as a benchmark of quality news journalism. In Anderson, P.J., Ogola, G. and Williams, M. (Eds.), The Future of Quality News Journalism A Cross-Continental Analysis (pp. 35–52). New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-10850-3.
  4. Lashmar, P. (2011). Blonde on Blonde: Wikileaks versus the Official Sources. In Mair, J. and Keeble, R.L. (Eds.), Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive. 107-121. Suffolk: Abramis. (pp. 107–121). Suffolk: Abramis.
  5. Lashmar, P. (2008). From shadow boxing to ghost plane: English journalism and the war on terror. Investigative Journalism: Second Edition (pp. 191–214). ISBN 0-203-89567-3.
  6. Lashmar, P. and Whitaker, R. (2003). MI6 and CIA: The New Enemy Within. In Sifry, M.C. and Cerf, C. (Eds.), The Iraq Reader (pp. 479–482). New York: Touchstone. ISBN 0-7432-5347-7.
  7. Lashmar, P. (2001). West Europe and North America. Global corruption report: Transparency International (pp. 138–151). London: Pluto Press p.
  8. Lashmar, P. (1994). Equatorial Guinea: Boys, Music of Bioko Island. In Broughton, S., Ellingham, M., Muddyman, D. and Trillo, R. (Eds.), World Music: The Rough Guide (pp. 333–335). London: The Rough Guides. ISBN 1-85828-017-6.
  9. Lashmar, P. (1984). Nuclear Veterans Exposed. In Ayrton, P., Engelhardt, T. and Ware, V. (Eds.), World View (pp. 23–25). London: Pluto Press. ISBN 0-86104-665-X.
  10. Lashmar, P. (1983). Information is Power. In Aubrey, C. and Chilton, P. (Eds.), Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1984 (pp. 79–89). London: Comedia. ISBN 0-906890-42-X.
  11. Lashmar, P. and Leigh, D. (1983). Our Forgotten A-Bomb victims. In Trelford, D. (Ed.), Sunday Best (pp. 240–244). Victor Gollancz.

Conference Paper/Proceedings

  1. Al Subhi, N.N., Bell, D. and Lashmar, P. (2016). User experience (UX) of heritage journeys: Design taxonomy for quality measurement. .

Journal Articles (30)

  1. Lashmar, P. and Hobbs, D. (2017). Diamonds, gold and crime displacement: Hatton Garden, and the evolution of organised crime in the UK. Trends in Organized Crime . doi:10.1007/s12117-017-9320-9.
  2. Lashmar, P. (2017). Putting lives in danger? Tinker, tailor, journalist, spy: the use of journalistic cover. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism pp. 146488491772430–146488491772430. doi:10.1177/1464884917724301.
  3. Lashmar, (2016). Just get a bigger flat. The problem of Journalists’ archives. British Journalism Review pp. 53–58.
  4. Lashmar, P. (2016). No More Sources?: The impact of Snowden’s revelations on journalists and their confidential sources. Journalism Practice, 11(6), pp. 665–688. doi:10.1080/17512786.2016.1179587.
  5. Lashmar, P. (2015). Jean Seaton, Pinkoes and Traitor: The BBC and the Nation 1974–1987 (London: Profile Books, 2015), pp. 384, ISBN 978 1 84668 4746 (hb), £30. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 12(4), pp. 595–598. doi:10.3366/jbctv.2015.0291.
  6. Lashmar, (2015). Spies at The Observer. British Journalism Review pp. 60–65.
  7. Lashmar, P. (2015). Review of Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies by Gordon Corera •. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 12(3/4), pp. 60–61.
  8. Lashmar, (2015). Spies and journalists: Towards an ethical framework? Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 12(3/4), pp. 4–14.
  9. Lashmar, P., Bell, D. and Al Subhi,, N. (2015). Location based modelling for Heritage Mobile Applications. UKAIS Conference 2015 .
  10. Lashmar, P. (2014). Lush Life: Constructing Organised Crime in the UK. CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 10(1), pp. 91–94. doi:10.1177/1741659013498969.
  11. Lashmar, P. (2014). How to humiliate and shame: A reporter's guide to the power of the mugshot. Social Semiotics, 24(1), pp. 56–87. doi:10.1080/10350330.2013.827358.
  12. Lashmar, P. (2013). Urinal or conduit? Institutional information flow between the UK intelligence services and the news media. Journalism, 14(8), pp. 1024–1040. doi:10.1177/1464884912472139.
  13. Lashmar, P. (2010). Book review: Robert Dover and Michael S. Goodman (eds) Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence London: Hurst & Co, 2009. 265 pp. £15.99 (pbk) ISBN 978 1850659945. Media, War & Conflict, 3(2), pp. 230–232. doi:10.1177/1750635210368220.
  14. Lashmar, P. (2002). 'Operation Robin'and Kapustin Yar: a response. Intelligence and National Security, 17(4), pp. 192–193.
  15. Corn, D. and Lashmar, P. (2000). Bush of Arabia - How to stretch a presidential pension: Talk podiatry with a prince. NATION, 270(12), pp. 19–21.
  16. LASHMAR, P. (1994). THE CLASS OF 94. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(325), pp. 18–19.
  17. LASHMAR, P. (1994). PRESSURE GROUP. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(321), pp. 14–15.
  18. Lashmar, P. (1994). Mr Waldegrave's Need to Know. History Today, 44(8) .
  19. LASHMAR, P. (1994). GOING FOR BROKERS. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(306), pp. 24–25.
  20. LASHMAR, P. (1994). LICENSE TO KILL. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(301), pp. 16–&.
  21. LASHMAR, P. (1994). LOCKEM UP, THROW AWAY THE KEY. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(296), pp. 20–22.
  22. LASHMAR, P. (1994). LOOK OUT, THERES A THIEF ABOUT. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(295), pp. 16–17.
  23. LASHMAR, P. (1994). BUS STOP. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(289), pp. 20–21.
  24. LASHMAR, P. (1994). NO HOPE, NO DESPAIR. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 7(285), pp. 18–19.
  25. LASHMAR, P. (1993). COME FLY WITH ME. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 6(258), pp. 18–20.
  26. LASHMAR, P. (1993). A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 6(251), pp. 18–19.
  27. (1993). Outsiders - in from the cold. British Journalism Review, 4(1), pp. 32–36. doi:10.1177/095647489300400108.
  28. LASHMAR, P. (1993). USA - THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY, 6(234), pp. 20–21.
  29. Lashmar, P. (1992). Equatorial Guinea: lurching toward democracy. Africa Report, 37(2), pp. 68–71.
  30. Lashmar, P. (1992). A fraudster's charter. British Journalism Review, 3(4), pp. 40–43.

Performance

  1. Lashmar, P. and Griffith, F. (2017). Kind of Blue Revisted. Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange..

Scholarly Edition

  1. Lashmar et al, (2015). The Press, Intelligence and the Ethics Debate
    Ethical Space Journal.

Working Paper

  1. Lashmar, P. From silence to primary definer: the rise of the intelligence lobby in the public sphere..

Other

  1. Gaber et al, (2010). Cutting edge analysis of the critical issues facing journalism today: An augmented podcasts series for Henry Stewart Talks.

Education

PG Cert equivalent PDAP -

Brunel University 2011

PHD

Brunel University 2015

Other Activities

Collaborations (Academic) (3)

Collaborations (Industrial) (24)

  1. of British Journalism Awards project (Nov – Dec 2017)
    Sponsored by UK Press Gazette
  2. of Last Word BBC Radio 4. Interviewee on the life of Wing Commander Rex Sanders who flew Operation JuJitsu missions in the Cold War. project (Jun 2017 – present)
    Sponsored by BBC Radio 4
    Other partners: Julian Worricker
  3. of Interviewed on ISIS arrests in Volvograd by RT project (Apr 2017 – present)
    Sponsored by RT
  4. of Jury Member Royal Television Society Journalism Awards project (Nov 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Royal Television Society
  5. of Thinking Allowed. Radio 4 Interviewed by Laurie Taylor on investigations into Blacklisting. project (Oct 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by BBC Radio 4
    Other partners: Laurie Taylor
  6. of The Strangelove Files or Why we should start worrying and fear the bomb. project (Oct 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Taschen
    Other partners: Piers Bizony
  7. of Through the Night. Interviewed by Rhod Sharp on Mazher Mahmood conviction. project (Oct 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by BBC Radio5 Live
    Other partners: Rhod Sharp
  8. of Masterclass on Panama Papers project (Apr 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Radio Talk 702, South Africa
  9. of Interviewed on Journalism Leaks (Panama Papers) R5L project (Apr 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by BBC Radio 5L Adrian Childs show.
    Other partners: with Tom Holland and Ann Widdicombe.
  10. of Interviewed on Journalism Leaks (Panama Papers) by BBC World Tonight project (Apr 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by BBC R4 The World Tonight
  11. of Interviewed on Panama Papers by Radio New Zealand. One hour interview project (Apr 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Radio New Zealand.
  12. of Interviewed on Panama Papers by Sprit FM Chichester. project (Apr 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Sprit FM
  13. of Interviewed on Panama Papers by Juice FM project (Apr 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Juice FM
  14. of Brussels attacks: Why can't Europe close the gap in its intelligence sharing? project (Mar 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by Christian Science Monitor.
    Other partners: Elizabeth Braw
  15. of ITV Meridian interview on Hatton Garden robbery sentencing project (Mar 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by ITV Meridian
  16. of Interviewed on Hatton Garden sentences project (Mar 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by ITV/Meriden News.
  17. of Consultancy on London crime project (Feb 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by New York Times
    Other partners: New York Times London Correspondent
  18. of Blacklisting class action project (Feb 2016 – present)
    Sponsored by O H Parsons
  19. of Protecting Sources and Whistleblowers in a Digital Age project (2016 – present)
    Sponsored by NUJ and The Guardian
    Other partners: The Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (Dr Judith Townend)
  20. of One Last Job: The Hatton Garden Robbery project (Oct 2015 – Oct 2016)
    Sponsored by Daily Mirror
    Other partners: Tom Pettifor and Nick Sommerlad
  21. of Interviewed on Panama Papers project (Apr 2015 – present)
    Sponsored by RT
  22. of Steering committee member of the Wessex Media Group. project (2006 – 2008)
    Sponsored by Bournemouth Universiity
    Other partners: Wessex Media Group.
  23. of Four Lions - internationally released film project (Oct 2005 – Aug 2010)
    Sponsored by Warp Films
    Other partners: Chris Morris
  24. Researcher of Flying the Flag, Arming the World project (Jun – Nov 1994)
    Sponsored by ITV Network First
    Other partners: John Pilger

Events/Conferences (27)

  1. Byline Festival. (Seminar) Ashford Forest (2017). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: Making the Press Honest?
  2. Open Rights Group seminar. (Seminar) Friends Meeting House, Brighton (2017). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: Proposals to revise the Official Secrets Act
  3. Sussex Surveillance Group Event. Dr Lina Dencik discusses results of Cardiff's Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society project. (Seminar) University of Sussex, Humanities Lab (2016). Chair.
  4. One day-colloquium on 'Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspective'. (Conference) University of Sussex (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Jeremy Corbyn according to the BBC: ideological representation and identity construction of the Labour Party leader
    Author: Piazza, R
    Co-authors: Lashmar, P
  5. Perspectives on UK Investigative Journalism. (Seminar) University of Westminster (2016). Invited speaker.
  6. Snooper’s Charter: GCHQ, Mass Surveillance and You seminar with Duncan Campbell and William Binney (ex-NSA Whistleblower). (Seminar) SHL, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK (2016). Chair.
  7. NCTJ Skills Conference Investigative Journalism Panel. (Seminar) (2015). Chair.
    Paper: Local Investigative Journalism and the future
  8. TCIJ Summer School HSBC Panel. (Seminar) Goldsmiths College, London UK (2015). Chair. Invited speaker.
  9. Media Agenda setting on intelligence at DATA – PSST! Debating and Assessing Transparency Arrangements – Privacy, Security, Surveillance, Trust seminar. (Seminar) Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK (2015). Session/Day Chair.
  10. Lashmar P “From silence to primary definer: the rise of the intelligence lobby in the public sphere”, at the 'Understanding Conflict' conference at the University of Bath, 8-11 June 2015. (Conference) Bath (2015). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: From silence to primary definer: the rise of the intelligence lobby in the public sphere.
    Author: Lashmar, P
  11. Format Photography Festival: Mugshots Seminar. (Seminar) The Quad, Derby, UK (2015). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
  12. International Studies Association annual conference. (Conference) New Orleans (2015). Panel Member.
    Paper: Putting Lives in Danger? Tinker, Tailor, Journalist, Spy: the Use of Journalistic Cover”
    Author: Lashmar, P
  13. 20 Years on from The State We Are In. (Seminar) Brunel University Council Chamber (2014). Chair. Invited speaker.
    Paper: Discussion with Anthony Barnet
  14. "Never without Tension" - Intelligence Agencies and Media Relations. (Seminar) Reuters Institute of Journalism, .Oxford University,, Oxford. UK (2014). Invited speaker.
  15. International Studies Association annual conference. (Conference) Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Canada . (2014). Panel Member.
    Paper: Reflections in ‘a wilderness of mirrors’: Creating a framework for ethical relationships between intelligence agencies and the news media
    Author: Lashmar, P
  16. MeCCSA Annual Conference. (Conference) Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK (2014). Panel Member.
    Paper: The ‘Five Eyes’ are watching you: A new paradigm in the relationship between journalists and sources in age of meta-data
    Author: Lashmar, P
  17. Future of Journalism Conference. (Conference) Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK (2011). Panel Member.
    Paper: Who wants to be a journalist? Socio-economic imbalance in newsrooms and young people's career aspirations
    Author: Lashmar, P
    Co-authors: Niblock, S
  18. Moral Panics Conference. (Conference) Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK: (2010). Organising Committee.
    Paper: Journalist, Folk Devil?
    Author: Lashmar, P
  19. Centre for Investigative Journalism summer school. City University. (2009). Chair. Invited speaker.
    Paper: Reporting the financial crisis
  20. Association for Journalism Education (AJE) annual conference. City University. (2009). Panel Member.
    Paper: Virtual worlds in journalism education: Using video and audio in distance and blended learning
    Author: Lashmar, P
  21. Journalism in Crisis Conference. (Conference) University of Westminster, London , UK (2009). Panel Member.
    Paper: Investigative journalism: a case for intensive care?
    Author: Lashmar, P
  22. End of Journalism? Conference,. (Conference) University of Bedfordshire, Luton Bedfordshire, UK (2008). Panel Member.
    Paper: Subprime - the death of financial reporting or a failure of investigative journalism
    Author: Lashmar, P
  23. Centre for Investigative Journalism summer school. (Conference) 18-20th July 2008 (2008). Panel Member.
    Paper: The failure of journalism over the sub prime crisis.
    Author: Lashmar, P
  24. 'Investigative Journalism goes Global' conference. (Conference) University of Westminster (2008). Panel Member.
    Paper: Sourcing globally, reporting globally?
    Author: Lashmar, P
  25. “The Clandestine War in Asia, 1945-65”. (Conference) The School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS) and Nottingham University. (1999). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: MI6 involvement in the overthrow of President Sukarno on Indonesia 1964-66”
    Author: Lashmar, P
  26. Conference of International Television Documentary on Culture. (Conference) Taipei, Taiwan (1996). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: Spy Flights of the Cold War - New disclosures
    Author: Lashmar, P
  27. The Korean War: An Assessment of the Historical Record conference. (Conference) Georgetown University, Washington DC. 24 and 25 July 1995 (1995). Panel Member. Invited speaker.
    Paper: POWs, Soviet Intelligence and the MIA question
    Author: Lashmar, P

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (6)

  1. British Intelligence and Journalists. Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Whitehall, London (2017). Study Group on Intelligence
  2. Perspectives UK Investigative Journalism. University of Westminster: (2017). China Media Centre: Lecture on for visiting Chinese Journalists and Editors.
  3. Perspectives on UK Investigative Journalism. Bratislava (2001). Lecture in aspects of investigative journalism to Slovakian journalists for the British Embassy in Bratislava organised by the British Association for Central and Eastern Europe
  4. Perspectives on UK organised Crime. BACEE London SW1 (2001). Speaker on “Organised Crime” for British Association for a Central and Eastern European week long seminar on investigative journalism for Romanian Journalists held in London.
  5. The Ethics of Investigative Journalism. Bournemouth University (2001). Speaker on for Ethics in Journalism conference
  6. Oversight of British Intelligence”. Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London SW1 (2000). Speaker for “Intelligence Agencies and Accountability Conference”, London. Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit, Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Media Appearances (5)

  1. Thinking Allowed BBC R4 Programme. Interviewed about the Mafia by Laurie Taylor for R4’s Thinking Allowed. I’m interviewed around 20 minutes in. Talking about the UK side of major crime and comparing to Italian Mafia and other organised crime groups.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gr4sh
  2. Last Word BBC Radio 4. Interviewee on the life of Wing Commander Rex Sanders who flew Operation JuJitsu missions in the Cold War.
  3. Through the Night. Radio5 Live:. Interviewed by Rhod Sharp on Mazher Mahmood conviction.
  4. Thinking Allowed. Radio 4. Interviewed by Laurie Taylor on investigations into Blacklisting.
  5. 'Secret Superpower Aircraft’ documentary (1 hr) transmitted by Forces TV. Interviewee on US Cold War airpower policy and operations for . 10.00pm Tuesday 22 November 2016

Online Articles (25)

  1. Guardian interview finally brings an MI5 boss in from the cold – but why? The ConversationLashmar P (2016) Guardian interview finally brings an MI5 boss in from the cold – but why? The Conversation, 3 Nov.
  2. Panama Papers: remarkable global media operation holds rich and powerful to account,. The ConversationLashmar P (2016) Panama Papers: remarkable global media operation holds rich and powerful to account, The Conversation. 3rd April.
  3. The Independent’s final edition summed up all that is powerful about newsprint. The ConversationLashmar P (2016) The Independent’s final edition summed up all that is powerful about newsprint, The Conversation, March 26
  4. “The garden of British crime – how London’s jewellery district became a nursery for villains“. The ConversationLashmar P and Hobbs D (2016) “The garden of British crime – how London’s jewellery district became a nursery for villains“, The Conversation. 9 March.
  5. “Hatton Garden ringleader Brian Reader also masterminded Lloyds Baker Street heist 45 years ago”. The IndependentLashmar P (2016) “Hatton Garden ringleader Brian Reader also masterminded Lloyds Baker Street heist 45 years ago”, The Independent. 15 Jan
  6. “Stranger than Strangelove: how the US planned for nuclear war in the 1950s”. The ConversationLashmar P (2016) “Stranger than Strangelove: how the US planned for nuclear war in the 1950s”, The Conversation. 28 December.
  7. “Britain ramps up security to meet terror threat – but does more mean better?” The ConversationLashmar P (2015) “Britain ramps up security to meet terror threat – but does more mean better?” The Conversation. 16 November.
  8. “The rise of an intelligence lobby threatens the rights of lawyers, journalists – and all of us.” The ConversationLashmar P (2015) “The rise of an intelligence lobby threatens the rights of lawyers, journalists – and all of us.” The Conversation. 27 January.
  9. Obituary of Gavin McFadyen. Three-D (Meccsa Journal)
  10. Snoopers’ Charter: why journalists (and the rest of us) should be afraid. The Conversation.
  11. Undigested Snowden. Open Democracy.
  12. After Snowden, there is clear evidence of a paradigmatic shift in journalist-source relations. Journalism.co.uk.Lashmar, P. (2016) 7 June.
  13. Investigatory Powers Bill. Interview. RTLashmar, P. RT interview on Investigatory Powers Bill. 2 June 2016.
  14. Post-invasion Iraq: ‘Govt can’t overcome Shia-Sunni divide’. RTTV interview
  15. Snowden will never be safe again. RTInterview for TV
  16. From Panama to Sparta: A brief history of leaks by Paul Moss. BBC OnlineInterviewee for piece on leaks
  17. The path to hell…. an investigative journalist’s view of Leveson. Open Democracy
  18. Tragedies of the Fourth Estate. Open DemocracyTragedies of the fourth estate
    PAUL LASHMAR 20 November 2012
    The recent crises must be understood in light of systemic pressures on the BBC's resources and the wider struggle to maintain healthy and well funded investigative journalism - an essential part of democratic accountability.
  19. Britain's FBI 'is a dismal failure'. The IndependentBritain's answer to the FBI, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), has been branded a disaster by the law enforcement chief whose proposals in 2003 led to its creation.
  20. Mann ready to name names in exchange for early release. The Independent on SundayMann ready to name names in exchange for early release; Former SAS officer admits coup plot but his pact with lawyers rests on giving Equatorial Guinea hard evid...
    P Lashmar
    Independent on Sunday
  21. The great class A drugs sale. The Independent on SundayThe great class A drugs sale - how prices have tumbled under Labour; 'Startling and shocking' figures alarm experts who say cities are awash with heroin and cocaine
  22. Victory to the traffickers Britain's drugs debâcle. The Independent on SundayHeroin and cocaine prices on the street are at record lows as seizures plummet;
    The Serious Organised Crime Agency was to be Tony Blair's FBI, and it took over as the lead agency in the battle against ever more sophisticated drug cartels last year. Unpublished figures demonstrate that - so far - it is losing. Paul Lashmar investigates
  23. UK's answer to FBI accused of spin in drug seizures claims. The Independent on Sunday
  24. Record £125m in assets recovered from criminals. The Guardian
  25. Wanted: The £200m crime lord. The Independent on SundayHe was 'suave and engaging', and made a fortune from white-collar crime. And now the record-breaking Mr Big seems to have escaped justice. Paul Lashmar reports

Production Activities (2)

  1. Narrator for “Kind of Blue - Revisited”.
    Exploring the best-selling jazz album of all time with the Frank Griffith Sextet.
    Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange. 9 Sept 2016.
  2. Kind of Blue 27 May 2010 Bridport Arts Centre
    A celebration of the classic Miles Davis album. In Part 1: Paul Lashmar tells the story of Kind of Blue with musical illustrations from the Frank Griffiths sextet. A jazz outreach project with Frank Griffith (Brunel University). First in series of Jazz Education. Sell out event.

Television Programmes (31)

  1. Interviewee on US Cold War airpower policy and operations for 'Secret Superpower Aircraft’ documentary. Forces TV.
  2. "Britain’s Biggest Bank Job": Documentary on the 1971 Baker Street Robbery. Channel 5 Consultant and interviewee
  3. "Cold War, Hot Jets" BBC TV series. BBC TV Consultant and interviewee
  4. "Supergrass" - BBC2 Drama Documentary. BBC2 Consultant and interviewee
  5. German TV documentary on spyflights: Playing with Fire – The Hot Sky in the Cold War. ARTE Consultant and interviewee: (Broadcast Summer of 2006) 52-minute version; Spring of 2007, MDR 45-minute version.
  6. "Thatcher and the Failed Coup" BBC3 documentary. BBC3 Originator and Associate Producer: A Touch Productions film for BBC3
  7. C5 series on Major Criminals. Channel5 Consultant: (Broadcast April 2005)
  8. "Underworld Rich List" BBC2 documentary series. BBC2 Consultant
  9. Kent and Canterbury smear test scandal. Channel 4 News Producer/Director – Channel 4 News Special on the anniversary of the Dispatches programme on the Kent and Canterbury cervical screening scandal (see below). Produced from the C4 News independent fund.
  10. INSPECTING THE INSPECTORS. Channel 4 Dispatches Producer – C4 Dispatches programme – investigation into the school’s inspection agency Ofsted and its controversial boss, Chris Woodhead.
  11. THE TEST – investigation into the scandal behind Britain’s biggest ever cervical smear rescreening. Channel 4 Dispatches Producer
  12. NHS Inquiry into cervical smear story. Channel 4 News Producer of Channel 4 News special report to coincide with NHS inquiry stemming from the original programme The Test (20 Oct 97).
  13. BAITING THE BEAR. BBC2 TV Timewatch programme 8 Oct 1996: Producer/originator – how the real life Dr Strangelove generals brought us close to Armageddon.
  14. RUSSIA’S SECRET WAR. BBC2 Timewatch mprogramme 21 Jan 1996: Producer/originator – on Stalin’s role in the Korean War.
  15. Death of a robber. BBC2’s Newsnight On screen reporter – a special Investigation into the shooting of unarmed man by police.
  16. The Torture Trail. Channel 4 Dispatches 11 Jan 95: Development Producer and consultant – For a one-hour special for Channel 4’s Dispatches. An undercover investigation into British companies who trade in weapons used in torture. Programme then passed to Martyn Gregory to complete
  17. Rotting bones. BBC TV Newsnight On screen reporter on – Special Investigation into bone rotting disease that afflicts divers and tunnel workers.
  18. SPIES IN THE SKY. BBC2 TV Timewatch programme Producer/originator of investigation into allied spyplane operations during the Cold War for the BBC TV Timewatch series (and Arts & Entertainment Channel in the U.S.)
  19. "Tracking Down Maggie" Nick Bloomfield programme for C4. Channel 4 Consultant to Nick Broomfield for film investigating Margaret Thatcher.
  20. Call 999. ITV Granada's World In Action series Reporter: An investigation into the slow response times of ambulances called to emergencies.
  21. Death in the Fast Lane. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series An expose on the number of people killed by speeding police vehicles - both high-speed chases and 999 calls. Reporter
  22. New Age Travellers. ITV Granada TV's Wolrd in Action series WIA followed a convoy of New Age Travellers as the journeyed across southern England for two weeks, documenting their confrontations with the police and local authorities.
  23. No Fixed Abode 3. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series Researcher. In this third and final part of series on homelessness we exposed unscrupulous landlords who had exploited the homeless, harassing tenants and milking the welfare benefits system. The programme pioneered the use of new concealed camera techniques.
  24. Old Money. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series Research. An investigation into sleazy mortgage brokers who had left 10,000 old age pensioners facing ruin. During the 80s boom many elderly couples were persuaded to re-mortgage their homes. Many faced repossession of their homes. WIA tracked down the culprits.
  25. Trawling for the Truth. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series Investigating why so many trawlermen had died in hit & run collisions in the English Channel. In particular by examining the case of the "Ocean Hound" we revealed the incompetence of the Government's maritime investigation branch. Reporter
  26. The Firm:. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series Reporter: An investigation into the Queen's tax status. It revealed secret deals that took the British Monarchy from taxpaying to a tax-free status in just 50 years. This programme created the debate over the Royal Family's finances
  27. Under the Curfew. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series Reporter: Undercover investigation into Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein and life in the West Bank under the Israeli imposed curfew during the Gulf War. Warned of the rise of Hamas, the Palestinian militant fundamentalists.
  28. In Bed with the Genera. ITV Granada TV's World In Action series Reporter: Investigation conducted in the US and Panama into General Noriega's links with the CIA over a 30 year period
  29. The Child Killers of Brazil:. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series Reporter: Tracking down and confronting the death squad killers who murdered street children in Rio and Recife.
  30. Send for the Sisters. ITV Granada TV's World in Action series Reporter: How British Football clubs discriminate against women both as players and spectators.
  31. A Question of Conviction:. ITV Granada TV's Researcher: Comparison of the cases of the newly released Guildford Four and then still jailed Birmingham Six.

Other

  1. Western Journalists and China in 2008

    Toured China in August 2007 with other UK experts organising seminars for Chinese journalists and information officers in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Nanjing. The courses were a joint partnership between University of Westminster's China Media Centre and Tshinghau University and funded by the British Embassy in Beijing.