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Conference on Journalism in Age of Mass Surveillance :Safeguarding Journalists and their Sources

08 October 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) are holding an international conference, hosted by Guardian News & Media, to discuss key concerns for press freedom and to explore practical steps for safeguarding journalists and their sources.

The conference takes place on Thursday 16 October 2014 at Kings Place in London from 09.00 – 17.00 and will bring together journalists and media workers from around the world, politicians, trade unionists, lawyers, civil rights and privacy campaigners.

Some of the themes that will be explored on the day include:

  • Big Brother is watching you: Mass surveillance of the media industry
  • Practical steps: Safeguarding journalists and their sources
  • Joining forces and building alliances to defend against mass surveillance
  • Speakers confirmed include Alan Rusbridger from the Guardian News & Media, Michelle Stanistreet from the National Union of Journalists, Jim Boumelha from the International Federation of Journalists, Massimo Mucchetti from Corriere della Sera, Gavin Millar QC from Doughty Street Chambers, Mark Thomas comedian and political activist, Bernie Lunzer from the US Newspaper Guild and Izza Leightas from Human Rights Watch.

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