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What Have You Got to Hide?

Department of Law ‘Debating Law’ series

Date: Wednesday 5 February 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Hazel Blears MP, Annie Machon, Professor Sir David Omand, Matthew Ryder QC

Without whistle blowers and the media the current debate over the accountability of the secret state would not be happening. What should be the future role of the media, if any, in holding the security services to account?

Hazel Blears (@HazelBlearsMP) is a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee of parliament.

Annie Machon (@AnnieMachon) is director of LEAP Europe and former intelligence officer for MI5.

David Omand was the UK’s first security and intelligence coordinator.

Matthew Ryder (@rydermc) is a barrister at Matrix Chambers.

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