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Investigative financial journalism


Date: 10th February 2010
Time: 6.30 pm
Location: New Academic Building Room 107 

The seminar 'Tax, Financial Secrecy, and Investigative Journalism' inaugurates a series of events focused on Investigative Journalism and Law, promoted by Polis. For updates on the upcoming seminars, join the Facebook group.


Richard Murphy, Tax Research UK Founder and Tax Justice Network Director. Richard has written widely on taxation and corporate accountability, including for the Guardian/Observer, and appeared in BBC radio and television documentaries. Richard is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex and an External Research Fellow at the Tax Research Institute, University of Nottingham, and was placed at number 25 in Accountancy Age's '2009 Financial Power List'.

Michael Peel, Financial Times Legal Correspondent; Former West Africa Correspondent, Former Tax and Accountancy Correspondent. Michael's fascination has been with West Africa, oil and corporate corruption, and he is the author of 'A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier'. Michael has provided extensive coverage of the BAe and Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) billion dollar bribery cases. In 2000, Michael won a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travelling fellowship to report on multinationals and the environment in Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and eastern India. Michael is a former associate fellow of Chatham House, for whom he has written reports on the crisis in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta, and on Nigeria-related financial crime and its links with Britain.


Professor Gavin MacFadyen, Centre for Investigative Journalism Director; senior producer-director in around 40 documentaries from the 1970s to present. Gavin has been the senior producer-director of more than 40 World in Action programmes, Channel 4 Dispatches, BBC Fine Cut, 24 Hours, Panorama, The Money Programme, and PBS Frontline, from 1970 to the present. Gavin has been jailed in three countries, shot at in four, and filmed and produced in around 30 countries.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information please email us at: polis@lse.ac.uk|