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Justice Wide Open: Speakers

Justice Wide Open: Speakers

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About the speakers at City University London's Justice Wide Open event, 29 February 2012
About the speakers at City University London's Justice Wide Open event, 29 February 2012

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JUSTICEWIDEOPEN
CITYUNIVERSITYLONDON29FEBRUARY2012
Speakers
(listedalphabetically)
EmilyAllbon,LawLibrarian,CityUniversityLondon
EmilyAllbonisaCharteredLibrarianandFellowoftheHigherEducationAcademy.Sheisactivewithinthelegalinformationcommunityandcreatedthe
Lawbore
websitein2003.Emily'sroleatCityincludesteachingundergraduatesontheLegalMethodmoduleandsheiscurrentlyundertakinganMAAcademicPractice.Lawbore’sfeaturesincludeacareersblog,
FutureLawyer 
,and
Learnmore,
thelegalskillswiki.Emilyisaregularspeakeratconferencesaroundlaw,libraries,teachingandtechnologyandwillthisyearbespeakingatBILETA,BIALLandtheAALLConferenceinBoston,USA.
HeatherBrooke,journalistandactivist
HeatherBrookeworkedasapoliticalandcrimereporterintheUSbeforemovingtoBritainwheresheisnowafreelancejournalistandfreedomofinformationcampaigner.ShewritesforallofthemainUKnationalpapersandhaspublishedthreebooks:
YourRighttoKno
,
TheSilentState
and
TheRevolutionWillBeDigitised 
.HeatherhaswonnumerousawardsincludingtheJudges’Prizeatthe2010BritishPressAwards,theFOIAwardfromInvestigativeReportersandEditors(IRE),andaFreedomofExpressionAwardfromIndexonCensorship.SheisavisitingprofessorattheDepartmentofJournalismatCityUniversity,London.
 
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ProfessorIanCram,ProfessorofComparativeConstitutionalLaw,UniversityofLeeds
IanCramisacomparativeconstitutionallawyercurrentlyworkingintheareaoffreedomofspeechwithespecialreferenceto:(i)counter-terrorism/counter-radicalisationlawandpolicy;and(ii)contemptofcourt.Recentpublicationsinclude:
TerrorandtheWaronDissent-FreedomofExpressionintheAgeofAl-Qaeda
(2009,Springer,Dordrecht);GeneralEditorofBorrie&Lowe
TheLawofContempt
(4
th
edn,LexisNexis,London);
‘The"WaronTerror"onCampus(2012)6JournalfortheStudyofRadicalism(forthcoming).
 
MikeDodd,editorofPAMediaLawyer
MikeDoddislegaleditoratthePressAssociation,thenationalnewsagencyforGreatBritainandIreland,andeditorofMediaLawyernewsletterandwebsite.Hehasbeenaworkingjournalistfor44years.Duringhis30-plusyearsatthePressAssociationhestudiedpart-timetogainlegalqualifications,beingcalledtotheBaratMiddleTemplein2004.Hehaswrittenonlegaltopics,particularlyreportingrestrictionsandcourts,andisco-authorofthecoming
 21
st 
EditionofMcNae’sEssentialLawfor Journalists
,thestandardtextbookfortheNationalCouncilfortheTrainingofJournalists.HeisalsoresponsiblefortheInjunctionAlertsystemrunbythePressAssociation.
DavidGoldberg,informationrightsacademicandactivist
DavidGoldbergtaughtlawattheSchoolofLaw,UniversityofGlasgowfrom1971-2000.HefoundedtheJournalofMediaLawandPracticein1979andinitiatedtheteachingofcommunicationslawandpolicyatGlasgowin1983atbothundergraduateandpostgraduatelevels.Now,hedirectsdeeJgeeResearch/ConsultancyandisaLecturerforGlasgowCaledonianUniversity’scommunicationslawcourseandSeniorVisitingFellow,InstituteofComputerandCommunicationsLawintheCentreforCommercialLawStudies,QueenMary,UniversityofLondon.In2011,hewaselectedtobeaFellowoftheRoyalSocietyoftheArts(FRSA)andgaineda'PhDbyPriorPublication'(GlasgowCaledonianUniversity).
 
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DrLawrenceMcNamara,ReaderinLaw,UniversityofReading
UndertheResearchCouncilsUK
GlobalUncertainties
scheme,LawrenceholdsanESRC/AHRCFellowshipinIdeasandBeliefsforathree-yearresearchproject,‘Law,TerrorismandtheRighttoKnow’(www.reading.ac.uk/LTRK).Theprojectexploreshowthestatecontrolsandmanagesinformationaboutterrorismandsecurity,andhowthemediaaccessandreportsuchinformation.Aspartofthishehasconductedaround60interviewswith(amongothers)thejudiciary,government,policingagencies,criminalprosecutionanddefencelawyers,medialawyersandjournalists.
WilliamPerrin,founder,TalkAboutLocalandmemberoftheCrimeandJusticeSectorPanelonTransparency
WilliamPerrinisacommunityactivistinKingsCross,LondonandfounderofTalkAboutLocal,whichworkswithpeopleintheircommunitiestohelpthemfindamorepowerfulvoiceonline.HeistrusteeofTheIndigoTrust,agrantmakingfoundationthatfundstechnology-drivenprojectstobringaboutsocialchange,largelyinAfricancountries.Hewaspreviouslyacivilservantandhisrolesincluded:SecretarytoPowerofInformationTaskforceatCabinetOffice,DeputyDirectorStrategyandPolicyatCabinetOfficeandPolicyAdvisorat10DowningStreet.
GeoffreyRobertsonQC,DoughtyStreetChambers
GeoffreyRobertsonQCisheadofDoughtyStreetChambers,co-authorof
Robertson&NicolonMediaLaw 
(Penguin)andauthorof
TheJusticeGame
(RandomHouse),amemoirdescribingsomeofhisfreespeechcases.HehasactedformanyAmericanaswellasmostUKmediaorganisations,andisa'distinguishedjurist'memberoftheUNJusticeCouncil.

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