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PSB: Ofcom Option Debate
TBC Box, London School of Economics 10 Sep, 2008
Three leading experts including Mike Philips from... read more

Polis Media Leadership Dialogues
14 Oct, 2008
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Financial Journalism Report Launch
04 Nov, 2008
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Whistleblowers and Mischief-makers: The Ethics of Scandal
10am - 4pm London College of Communication: Boardroom 21 Nov, 2008
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McMafia: Crime Without Frontiers

glennyx2 Source: Misha Glenny, McMafia: Crime Without Frontiers Date: 12 May, 2008

Chaired by LSE Professor Mary Kaldor, Award–winning international journalist Misha Glenny spoke at Polis about his intrepid investigations into the world of transnational organised crime in his new book, McMafia: Crime without frontiers. He revealed how conventional policing cannot cope with globalised crime corrupting governments and how it is fuelling human rights abuses. Glenny offered an insight into the pitfalls of a globalisation where the rules dividing the legal from the illegal are often far from clear. Listen to the podcast here.