The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Covert Filming

This session on covert filming has evolved over the years into a state-of-the-art technical workshop looking at methods to acquire evidence for public interest investigations. It is taught by a leading undercover technician and an experienced television reporter who discuss the process and ethics of going undercover and look at the latest high-quality equipment.

Not so much a masterclass than a highly informative overview of every aspect of covert filming by a trainer who has been doing it for the last 25 years. He has worked for every single major channel in the UK and major international broadcasters. Learn about role playing, bonding with the subject, coping and exit strategies, the latest equipment and how to escape when rumbled. There’s never been a better time to get involved with covert filming. Learn how from the best in the business.


5 July 2019 – #CIJSummer 2019/DAY 2

Covert Filming

Paul Samrai

Paul Samrai has worked for every major UK and various international broadcasters over last 25 years. His covert filming skills have been featured in many a Panorama, Dispatches, C4 News, Sky News, BBC News among many others.
  • 5 July 2019 11.30–12.30
Location: Room 326 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London