The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Chris Mullin: Protect Sources!

Chris Mullin, journalist and former MP has won his fight against being forced to hand over material that would identify confidential sources relating to his investigations into the Birmingham Six. He will be joined by the veteran crime journalist Duncan Campbell and Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services at the Guardian to discuss the case and the importance of source protection.

Part of our Source Protection Programme.


29 June 2022 – Keynote. Chris Mullin: Protect Sources!


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 as an editorial legal consultant for a number of NGOs and not-for-profits, advising on a range of content-related matters including defamation, privacy, contempt of court and reporting restrictions.
  • 29 June 2022 16.50–17.50
Location: Room LG02 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
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