The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Opening Plenary

What does it really mean to be an investigative journalist in the 21st Century, and how is the profession changing? Do the current threats to investigative journalism come from governments and the law, or from elsewhere – terrorists, mafia states, the purveyors of “disinformation” or the big technology companies, and foundations which increasingly fund it? What can we do to make our case to the public, and to keep journalism genuinely independent?

This is a DAY-1 Main Stage event. Visit our registration page for more information on how to attend.

16 November 2020 – DAY 1 - Opening Plenary

Panel discussion

Christophe Deloire

Christophe Deloire is a French journalist who has been secretary-general and executive director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) since 2012. He ran one of the leading French journalism schools, the CFJ, from 2008 to 2012, and was an investigative reporter for the politics and society sections of the French news magazine Le Point from 1998 to 2007.

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson is an Australian human rights lawyer and barrister with Doughty Street Chambers in London. Before coming to the Bar, she founded the Bertha Justice Initiative and is Director of Legal Advocacy for the Bertha Foundation in London.
  • 16 November 2020 12.00–13.00
Location: Main Stage - Online
Collaborative Journalism
Freedom of Information
Freedom of the press
This event will be recorded