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First #CIJSummer Keynote Speakers Announced

Chris Mullin, Duncan Campbell and Gill Phillips will discuss West Midlands Police seeking a court order to force the journalist, novelist and former Parliamentarian Chris Mullin to give up sources and material relating to his ground-breaking investigation into the wrongful imprisonment of the Birmingham Six which ultimately led to their convictions being quashed.

Chris Mullin is a journalist, former Labour MP and author of A Very British Coup.
Duncan Campbell is a veteran crime journalist and author of We’ll All Be Murdered in our Beds.
Gill Phillips is a CIJ Board member, and Director of Editorial Legal Services at The Guardian.

Date: Wed 29 June. Time – TBC.

In association with the new CIJ Logan Source Protection Programme

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin is a journalist and has been an MP for 23 years; a minister in three departments; Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee 1997-9 and 2001-3; and author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries, two of which were BBC Books of the Week, and four novels the best known of which, A Very British Coup, was made into a successful television series.

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell is a freelance journalist. He was the crime correspondent of the Guardian, the chairman of the Crime Reporters’ Association and has previously worked for LBC Radio, Time Out and City Limits magazines, and Robert Maxwell’s London Daily News.

Gill Phillips

Gill Phillips is a lawyer who works in-house as the Director of Editorial Legal Services for Guardian News & Media Limited, advising on a range of content-related matters including defamation, privacy, contempt of court and reporting restrictions.
Published: 30 Mar 2022