Chartering the Press: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? A Transatlantic Dialogue of Journalism and Law

Chartering the Press: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? A Transatlantic Dialogue of Journalism and Law


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Location: Notre Dame London Law Centre

View from River Thames

Is the proposed Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press necessary to protect privacy and journalistic integrity? Does it threaten freedom of the press? The University of Notre Dame and the Human Rights Lawyers Association are delighted to present an exchange of views from prominent journalists and lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic.

Chair
Geoffrey Bennett, Director, Notre Dame London Law Programme and Professor of Law

Panel One: Journalistic Perspectives

Bruce Dold, Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Page Editor of the Chicago Tribune

Richard Longworth, former foreign correspondent for United Press International and Chicago Tribune

Panel Two: The Lawyers Weigh In

Lorna Skinner, Matrix Chambers, specialising in media and information law, with a particular speciality in defamation and privacy cases involving the internet and harassment.

Hugh Tomlinson QC, Matrix Chambers, a specialist in media and information law, including defamation, confidence, privacy and data protection.

Douglass Cassel, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, a specialist in international human rights law, with experience litigating cases involving freedom of the press and privacy.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Sharon Loftus.

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