Should the state play a role in regulating the press?

Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Evan Harris, Natalie Fenton, Helen Lewis

Thursday, January 17 2013 at 7:00PM

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25 Red Lion Square,

Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Evan Harris, Natalie Fenton, Helen Lewis

What's the talk about?


What are we to make of the Leveson Report? Is the Leveson report a threat to public interest journalism? Join the Soho Skeptics and Conway Hall to debate these issues and more.

On the panel we have:

Nick Cohen – British journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator, and Standpoint magazine. His most recent book You Can’t Read This Book is about free speech and censorship.

Suzanne Moore – Journalist and columnist who has written for The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Independent and others.

Evan Harris – Former Liberal Democrat MP and currently a prominent member of the Hacked Off campaign, which is campaigning for the implementation of the Leveson recommendations.

Natalie Fenton – Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre. She has written a number of books including “New Media, Old Media: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age”

The panel will be moderated by New Statesman Deputy Editor Helen Lewis – and there will be an opportunity for audience questions and participation in the second half of the debate.

Doors Open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start

Tickets are not needed for entry – we’ll have a list of names on the door