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Ethics and the Media: after the Leveson inquiry

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Speaker(s): Baroness O’Neill, Professor George Brock, Gavin Millar
Chair: Professor Nick Couldry

Recorded on 13 February 2014 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

After Leveson, this debate asks: can ethics help us think about whether we have the media needed for a healthy democracy and social fabric? How should we think about the good and harm journalism can do? Baroness O'Neill will open the debate followed by responses from George Brock and Gavin Millar.

George Brock (@georgeprof) is head of journalism at City University. He is a member of the executive board of the International Press Institute and chairs the IPI's British committee. He is also a board member of the World Editors Forum. He broadcasts and lectures frequently and reviews for the Times Literary Supplement. He is a former managing editor of The Times.

Onora O'Neill is an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a crossbench member of the House of Lords. She has written widely on political philosophy and ethics, international justice, bioethics and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. She is also the current chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

Gavin Millar QC is co-founder of Doughty Street Chambers and a specialist in media law. He has undertaken a number of high profile defamation, privacy, contempt and reporting restriction cases and has acted for most of the major UK media organisations. He is the co-author of Media Law and Human Rights (2009) and on the board of the Centre for Investigative Journalism at City University.

Nick Couldry (@couldrynick) is Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory in the Department of Media and communications at LSE.

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