The New Intermediaries
Autumn 2020: The trials of Rui Pinto in Lisbon and Julian Assange in London, at almost exactly the same time and on similar charges, have made even more pressing the question of how to defend the new intermediaries working in and around investigative journalism to challenge power. Some are whistleblowers, some are hacktivists, others are simply concerned citizens; many defy categorisation and end up falling between the cracks of advocacy and the meagre protections afforded by legislation. Provided they are exposing serious wrongdoing, should they be extended the traditional protections afforded to journalists? What is the best way to defend what they do?
- 16 November 2020 13.00–14.00 Time zone: GMT