Events

Title

Journalism in an age of terror

Date

Date: 
Wednesday, 11/01/2017

Time

Time: 
17:30

Location

Location: 
Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London, SW1Y 5AA
Speaker(s): 
Andrew Dorman, Professor of International Security, Kings College, Stephen Grey, Security Correspondent and author Sir David Omand, former head of GCHQ

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism invites you to the launch of:

Journalism in an Age of Terror - by John Lloyd

The threat of terrorism and the increasing power of terrorist groups has prompted a rapid growth of the security services and changes in legislation, permitting the collection of communications data. This provides journalism with acute dilemmas. The media claims responsibility for holding power to account, yet cannot know more than superficial details about the newly empowered secret services. This book is the first to analyse, in the aftermath of the Snowden/NSA revelations, relations between two key institutions in the modern state: the intelligence services and the news media.

Join us to hear the answers to crucial questions including: how can power be held to account if one of the greatest state powers is secret? How far have the Snowden/NSA revelations damaged the activities of the secret services? And have governments lost all trust from journalists and the public?

You'll hear from a fantastic panel of experts:

Andrew Dorman, Professor of International Security, Kings College
Stephen Grey, Security Correspondent, Reuters
John Lloyd, Author
Sir David Omand, former head of GCHQ

Chairman: Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of Research, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Register for your place here.