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Polis Media Leadership Dialogues
14 Oct, 2008
All talks with will take place from 5 - 6.30 in&... read more

'Respect for Contempt?: Keeping Speech Free and Trials Fair'
23 Oct, 2008
In close partnership with the LSE Law Department... read more


LSE Space for Thought Lecture series: Internet Beyond Myths - The Record of Scholarly Research
6.30-8pm Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 24 Oct, 2008
Although it is an old technology (deployed first ... read more

Broadsheet Versus Broadband: Is digital journalism the new black (and white)?
6.30-8pm The Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 53 Lincoln's Inn Fields 30 Oct, 2008
CHAIR: The Earl of Stockton (Former Chairman Pa... read more


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'Respect for Contempt?: Keeping Speech Free and Trials Fair'

Date: 23 Oct, 2008

In close partnership with the LSE Law Department and BBC College of Journalism, on the evening of the 23rd of October POLIS will hold a high profile public panel debate to discuss current issues in media law and practice regarding contempt. Maxine Mawhinney from BBC News 24 will Chair, with contributions from Joshua Rozenburg (Legal Affairs Editor, Daily Telegraph), Jonathan Kotler (US Attorney and USC Annenburg School of Journalism), Mark Haslam (partner, BCL Burton Copeland, and Nick Davies (Guardian, author of Flat Earth News).

This will be followed by an invitation-only stakeholders' policy workshop on the 24th. A second stakeholders' forum, focused on the law of privacy, celebrity and investigative journalism will be held later in the year. To find out more on any of these events, or to reserve a seat for the public panel debate on the 23rd, please email us at polis@lse.ac.uk

Keywords: trial courts