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Photo: Murdered Turkish journalist Hrant Dink

Silencing the Truth

26 Nov 2007

Every year hundreds of journalists, photographers and others working in the media have been silenced in some way for condemning political, social or religious injustice in their own country, or for reporting honestly from the frontline of a war zone abroad. This evening honours the courage to persist in expressing the truth, and discusses the hostility, dangerous situations and sometimes apathy many journalists have to face.

Case studies include: Anna Politkovskaya, Russian reporter on the atrocities in Chechnya; Hrant Dink, murdered editor of Agos, Armenian-Turkish weekly; and Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist murdered while investigating drug barons.

Speakers include:

Rodney Pinder, from the International News Safety Institute;

Ruth Dudley Edwards, journalist, historian and crime writer;

Canon David Meara from St Brides Journalists' church;

Macer Hall, Political Editor of the Daily Express and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

The chair will be Peter Whittle, journalist and Director of New Culture Forum.

The talk will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

www.silencingthetruth.co.uk

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