On 26 July I spoke at a meeting on Murdoch organised by NUJ members and supported by the Defend the Right to Protest (DtRtP), at Conway Hall, London. Main speakers included Tony Benn, Michelle Stanistreet (NUJ general secretary) and Matt Foot, campaigning lawyer and DtRtP. I only had three minutes and here in full text of my contribution on behalf of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.
In September 2010, I attended a seminar ‘From Munk to Mohammed – Freedom of the Press, Censorship, Self-Censorship and Press Ethics’ at the Kaj Munk Research Centre at Aalbourg University, Denmark. Topics discussed at these seminars always relate to the Danish priest and journalist Kaj Munk, who was killed by the SS in January 1944.
I had not planned on attending – in fact I had never heard of the event before, even though the academic seminar is held annually and the event well known internationally. Continue reading The Danish cartoons