The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Michael Gillard

Michael Gillard is a freelance journalist and author of three books on policing and organised crime in the UK. In a 30-year career he has worked on the Guardian investigation team, The Sunday Times Insight Team and across TV and radio supplying investigations and dealing with in-house lawyers. He has won two important libel cases using the public interest responsible journalism defence. More recently, he writes The Upsetter newsletter on Substack, which since 2021 has published over eighty investigations into all manner of corruption, including by the media.

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How Not to Get Too Burned Investigating Gangsters & Bent Cops

Police corruption, unsolved murders, organised crime and miscarriages of justice are all the rage across media platforms. But it is a hostile environment full of thugs, liars, fantasists, hidden agendas and libel.