Summer School 2013

Keynote Speakers

The Marikana Tragedy
On 16 August last year 34 miners were shot dead by the South African police and over 70 were wounded. Another 250 were arrested and charged with murder. Jim Nichol, a lawyer representing the families of the miners at the Commission discusses the case.

Seymour Hersh: Digging Deeper
Seymour Hersh, the US Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine specialising in military and security matters, talks about how to turn an ordinary news story into a proper investigation - taking it to a different level.

Investigating the Mexican Drug Cartels
For more than a decade, Ioan Grillo has covered the surreal and ultra-violent world of Mexican cartels, putting together the skills required to get close to the gangsters. He talks about reporting on the cartel death squads and the personal risk involved.

Spying: the Eye On Everyone
An important discussion with Seymour Hersh, Duncan Campbell and Geoffrey Robertson QC about some of the most important events in the history of journalism and the extraordinary issues they’ve raised for democracy, for a free press and for the very nature of privacy itself.

Talks and Training

The Politics of the Internet
Dr. Richard Stallman talks abou abusive computing and ne