Closed Circuit: True Information
The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) and the ICA present Closed Circuit, a series of broadcast discussions on the status of information in the age of digital media.
For the second episode, writer Simon Akam, journalist and editor Joseph Farrell, lawyer Mary Inman, New York Times-bestselling author Tom Mueller, and former assistant to Harvey Weinstein Zelda Perkins discuss the controversial publication of protected information.
“We shouldn’t be heroes [for whistleblowing]. This shouldn’t be brave. This should be normal.”
Amid crackdowns on whistleblowers, the increasingly controversial use of NDA’s to control information and the role of radical publishers like Wikileaks in making private information available to the public, where do we draw the line when it comes to the publication of true, but sensitive or potentially damaging information? With a plethora of new tools to make information visible, what are the responsibilities of whistleblowers, artists and investigators?
- 29 January 2020 20.00–23.00
The CIJ and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) present Closed Circuit, a series of broadcast discussions on the status of information in the age of digital media. Bringing together figures from the worlds of journalism, politics, media theory and the arts, the series spans state-sponsored propaganda, ‘fake news’, revised histories, and the role of non-disclosure agreements and whistle-blowers in the shaping of public perceptions.