The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference Events

29 June 2023

José María Irujo: How the CIA Spied on Assange

José María Irujo, senior staff writer and investigative reporter for El País, comes to London and the CIJ to deliver the annual Gavin MacFadyen memorial lecture. He will detail his explosive allegations about the CIA’s alleged capture of a private security firm whose job was to protect the Ecuadorian Embassy and Assange himself.

28 June 2023

Josie Stewart: Whistleblowing and the British State

In the wake of the chaos surrounding the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Josie Stewart, then a senior official at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, became concerned that the truth was not being told by the government and talked to a journalist.

21 June 2021

National Security Reporting: Barton Gellman in conversation with Cory Doctorow

(90 mins) 16:30 BST / 11:30 ET Barton Gellman is one of three journalists to have shared the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations on mass surveillance, as part of the programme he talks to author, journalist and activist Cory Doctorow about the national security beat and working with whistleblowers and leaks.

28 June 2021

Investigative film-making and opsec with Sonia Kennebeck

(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST This masterclass explores how operational and digital security work in the documentary and investigative film-making field. When you need to get on the ground to record footage, or record interviews in person for broadcast, it can add layers of complexity to some elements of source protection.

10 May 2021

Introduction to the Source Protection Programme

(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST This introductory session will feature a welcome from CIJ Director James Harkin and Freedom of the Press Executive Director Trevor Timm, as well as a special discussion between Jessica Bruder and Laura Poitras moderated by James Marcus.

16 November 2020

Opening Session

This is the opening session of this year's event and includes: Opening remarks from Richard Logan, President of The Reva & David Logan Foundation. A Keynote from Hatice Cengiz. The Opening Plenary session with James Harkin, Edwy Plenel, Jen Robinson and Christophe Deloire.

16 November 2020

Blowing the Whistle

Tyler Shultz is the whistleblower who first raised the alarm on Elizabeth Holmes’s $10billion biotech company Theranos. In conversation with Delphine Halgand-Mishra, Executive Director of The Signals Network, he discusses the experience of turning whistleblower against fashionable big business and venture capital, the legal archipelago which often confronts those who speak out, the experience of […]