The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

1st CIJ Logan Symposium

Building Alliances Against Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship

5–7 December 2014

The first CIJ Logan Symposium in 2014 brought together key figures in the fight against invasive surveillance and secrecy. Organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and generously funded by The Reva and David Logan Foundation, the inaugural event featured leading journalists and hacktivists. They form a natural alliance committed to a world free of authoritarian invasions into individual privacy and free speech.

Seeking common ground, journalists offer hacktivists a social and political context, as well as expertise in evidence-based storytelling. Hacktivists, expert in accessing, exposing and protecting critical evidence-based material, bring their own set of formidable skills.

Joined by artists, lawyers and whistleblowers, these communities offer each other, and the general public, charged, highly informed debate. Now that the Snowden disclosures have sunk in, it’s time for uncensored talk about the immediate threats we face.

Togther with Gavin MacFaydyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, we curated this program. Sarah Saunders was producer of the event.