Ed Moloney is a journalist and film-maker who has made the Troubles in Northern Ireland his speciality. The former Northern editor of The Irish Times and The Sunday Tribune, he is the author of three books: ‘A Secret History of the IRA’, ‘Voices From the Grave’ and ‘Paisley – From Demagogue To Democrat?’. He has also co-produced two major documentaries on the Troubles: ‘Voices From the Grave’ and ‘I, Dolours’. He was voted Irish journalist of the year in 1999 and now lives and works in New York.
LEGAL CHALLENGES TO THE TRUTH IN IRELAND
REPORTING THE TROUBLES: THEN AND NOW
From official British censorship during the Troubles to the “chilling effect” involved in navigating the peace, getting to the truth about the conflict in Northern Ireland has never been easy, and may even be growing more difficult. In a climate thick with political sensitivities and legal intimidation, a writer, a reporter and a documentary-maker talk about how best to get to the truth in Northern Ireland, and what stands in the way.