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Thursday / 20 April / 2017

Victims or Villains – Is the Freedom of the Press under threat? Special debate at Cardiff University Wednesday 24th May

Entry is free so please book your ticket early 

The debate will be held in the Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff CF10 3NB  start at 7pm with a reception drink at 6.30pm.

Reception drinks is kindly sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors

Will the possible implementation of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act pose a threat to the Freedom of the Press, or will it , at last, provide an opportunity for those wronged  by the media to find justice.

The Journalists’ Charity, in association with Cardiff University, has put together a panel of distinguished guests to debate one of the most contentious proposed laws to affect the UK Media.

Speakers will include:
Sir Alan Moses, chairman of IPSO,  which regulates the majority of Britain’s newspapers and magazines,  and former Lord Justice of Appeal.

Tryst Williams who was appointed Editor of the South Wales Echo in March 2016 and was formerly senior content editor for Media Wales.

Tracey Singlehurst-Ward, a partner at Hugh James Solicitors in Cardiff and specialist in defamation law having both pursued and defended libel actions.

Martin Shipton,  Chief Reporter for the Western Mail Western Mail and Chair of the Trinity Mirror NUJ Group Chapel

Further panellists to be announced later. The audience will also include other leading media figures from Wales.

The debate will be chaired by Professor Richard Sambrook,  Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University and former BBC Director of Global News.


Entry is free so please book your ticket early

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