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Click here to read the full speech on the media and civil liberties|

Home secretary Charles Clarke will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 24 April.

This lecture is the first in a series which will address the current state of the news media. It inaugurates Polis: teaching, research, policy and debate in the news media marketplace|, a joint initiative between LSE and the University of Arts London, which seeks to examine the changing role of media in the world.

Charles Clarke was appointed home secretary in December 2004. Prior to this, he was secretary of state for education and skills, from 2002-04.

Sir Michael Bichard will chair this event.

The News We Deserve is on Monday 24 April 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. The ticket line is now open. Click here for more information on requesting a ticket|

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  • General public: For details on how to request a ticket for this event, please click here
  • Media: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk 

Notes:

POLIS is based around three core activities:

  • Public lectures, 'Chatham House' style seminars, and open debates on the changing role of news media and the challenges that they face, leading to a series of publications reporting on the debates and making specific policy interventions
  • Postgraduate teaching and short term courses based at LCC, including a jointly taught Master's programme geared towards mid-career UK and international journalists
  • Media research, with POLIS researchers based at LSE, and working with LCC faculty and practising journalists in London and worldwide.

For more details see:
POLIS - teaching research policy and debate in the news media marketplace|

Press cuttings

Independent
Blair laid bare: the article that might get you arrested (29 June 06)
Discussing the government and its negative effect on civil liberties, this article mentions a lecture given at LSE by Charles Clarke in which he criticised 'the pernicious and even dangerous poison' of the media.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1129827.ece| 

Independent
Stephen Glover on the press (1 May 06)
Charles Clarke's speech at LSE is mentioned with regard to his calling for statutory regulation of the press.
http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article361178.ece|

Daily Express
Like the old Soviet elite, Labour threats the people with arrogant contempt (1 May 06)
In a speech at LSE, home secretary Charles Clarke called the liberal press 'poisonous'

Independent on Sunday
Clarke takes on liberal press - and dines on humble pie (30 Apr 06)
Reference to Charles Clarke's speech at LSE.
http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article360956.ece| 

Sunday Times
Going down (30 Apr 06)
Charles Clarke's speech at the LSE on Monday is mentioned in the article.

Times
My week (29 Apr 06)
Charles Clarke is said to have mentioned his LSE speech in a conversation. 

Press Gazette
'Good journalism' vital to defend rights, says Kennedy (28 Apr 06)
Charles Clarke's public lecture at LSE mentioned. 

Politics.co.uk
Clarke attacks 'poisonous' media (25 Apr 06) 

United Press International
UK's Clarke attacks 'distorting' media (25 Apr 06)
http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060425-072921-6999r|

Daily Mail
'Poisonous' Left-wing media, by Clarke (25 Apr 06)
Home Secretary Charles Clarke called the Left-wing media poisonous. He said in a speech at the London School of Economics: "I believe that a pernicious and even dangerous poison is now slipping into at least some parts of this media view f the world."

Clarke attacks poisons in media (25 Apr 06)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=383996&in_page_id=1770| 

Financial Times
Clarke attacks media 'poison' (25 Apr 06)
Home Secretary Charles Clarke called the Left-wing media poisonous. He said in a speech at the London School of Economics: "I believe that a pernicious and even dangerous poison is now slipping into at least some parts of this media view f the world."

Independent
Blair turns on critics of his 'illiberal' agenda (25 Apr 06)
Home Secretary Charles Clarke called the Left-wing media poisonous. He said in a speech at the London School of Economics: "I believe that a pernicious and even dangerous poison is now slipping into at least some parts of this media view f the world."
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article359962.ece| 

Guardian
I'm with Clarke (25 Apr 06)
The home secretary is right to say the media has adapted the Cold War template of democracy versus dictatorship to conduct routine domestic political battles.
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/michael_white/2006/04/charles_clarke_right_or_wrong.html| 

Taking liberties (25 Apr 06)
...the problem with the current debate about the Labour government and civil liberty - an immensely important and serious subject on which Charles Clarke is weighing in at the London School of Economics this evening - is that too much of it is a surrogate for other issues.
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/martin_kettle/2006/04/taking_liberties.html| 

Clarke rounds on 'poisoners' among liberal media critics (25 Apr 06)
Home Secretary branded as 'poisoners' commentators in the Guardian, Observer and Independent while speaking at the London School of Economics last night. 

Daily Telegraph
Threat to liberty is a distortion, says Clarke (25 Apr 06)
Speaking at the London School of Economics last night, Home Secretary Charles Clarke said that too much media coverage on issues including control orders, ID cards and judicial reforms created a 'distorted' impression that Britain was turning into a dictatorship.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/04/25/nliberty25.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/04/25/ixnewstop.html| 

ePolitix.com
Clarke criticises coverage of rights debate (24 Apr 06)
http://www.epolitix.com/EN/News/200604/7fb317a9-0f9e-460c-95d7-508c4bb56649.htm| 

Press Association
Clarke attacks 'poison' in media (24 Apr 06) 

BBC News Online
Clarke attacks 'distorting' media (24 Apr 06)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4938078.stm| 

Guardian
Clarke attacks 'poisonous' liberal media (24 Apr 06)
In a speech at the London School of Economics, Mr Clarke will accuse some parts of the press of making incorrect and over-simplified statements about his government's record. Mention of POLIS. 

Clarke defends law and order agenda (24 Apr 06)
Home Secretary Charles Clarke is to take on his critics in the media. In his speech at LSE, Charles Clarke will hail the historic record of the free press in attacking dictatorship and totalitarianism and promoting democracy. Also mentioned in the Observer, Daily Mail, This is London, EPolitix.com, United Press International, Washington Times, UK Express and online local regional dailies. 

Labour pushes law and order agenda (24 Apr 06)
Charles Clarke, the home secretary, will use a speech at the LSE tonight to reject 'myths' about the government's record on civil liberties and defend its use of measures such as antisocial behaviour orders.

Daily India
Britain's Blair defends crime crackdown (25 Apr 06) 

Observer
Blair savages critics over threat to civil liberties (23 Apr 06)
Reference to Charles Clarke, home secretary's lecture at LSE on Monday 24 April. 

Guardian
Brain food (18 Apr 06)
Home Secretary Charles Clarke is sharing his view on the current state of the British news media at LSE, Houghton Street. 

7 April 2006

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