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":http://www.hrla.org.uk are delighted to present an exchange of views from prominent journalists and lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic. *Chair* "Geoffrey Bennett":http://law.nd.edu/directory/geoffrey-bennett/, Director, Notre Dame London Law Programme and Professor of Law
Panel One: Journalistic Perspectives"Bruce Dold":http://bio.tribune.com/brucedold, Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Page Editor of the Chicago Tribune "Richard Longworth":http://www.richardclongworth.com, former foreign correspondent for United Press International and Chicago Tribune
Panel Two: The Lawyers Weigh In"Lorna Skinner":http://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/Members/12/Lorna%20Skinner.aspx, 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":http://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/Members/7/Hugh%20Tomlinson.aspx, Matrix Chambers, a specialist in media and information law, including defamation, confidence, privacy and data protection. "Douglass Cassel":http://law.nd.edu/directory/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":mailto:SharonLoftus@nd.edu. Additional Program Information and "Speaker Biographies":http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/events/London-Chartering-the-Press-Transatlantic-Dialogue-Journalism-Law.pdf