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JUSTICE

WIDE OPEN
CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON 29 FEBRUARY 2012

Speakers
(listed alphabetically) Emily Allbon, Law Librarian, City University London Emily Allbon is a Chartered Librarian and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is active within the legal information community and created the Lawbore website in 2003. Emily's role at City includes teaching undergraduates on the Legal Method module and she is currently undertaking an MA Academic Practice. Lawbores 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 Heather Brooke worked as a political and crime reporter in the US before moving to Britain where she is now a freelance journalist and freedom of information campaigner. She writes for all of the main UK national papers and has published three books: Your Right to Know, The Silent State and The Revolution Will Be Digitised. Heather has won numerous awards including the Judges Prize at the 2010 British 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.

Professor Ian Cram, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Leeds Ian Cram is a comparative constitutional lawyer currently working in the area of freedom of speech with especial reference to: (i) counter-terrorism/counter-radicalisation law and policy; and (ii) contempt of court. Recent publications include: Terror and the War on Dissent - Freedom of Expression in the Age of Al-Qaeda (2009, Springer, Dordrecht); General Editor of Borrie & Lowe The Law of Contempt (4th edn, LexisNexis, London); The "War on Terror" on Campus (2012) 6 Journal for the Study of Radicalism (forthcoming). Mike Dodd, editor of PA Media Lawyer Mike Dodd is legal editor at the Press Association, the national news agency for Great Britain and Ireland, and editor of Media Lawyer newsletter and website. He has been a working journalist for 44 years. During his 30- plus years at the Press Association he studied part-time to gain legal qualifications, being called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 2004. He has written on legal topics, particularly reporting restrictions and courts, and is co-author of the coming 21st Edition of McNaes Essential Law for Journalists, the standard textbook for the National Council for the Training of Journalists. He is also responsible for the Injunction Alert system run by the Press Association. David Goldberg, information rights academic and activist David Goldberg taught law at the School of Law, University of Glasgow from 1971-2000. He founded the Journal of Media Law and Practice in 1979 and initiated the teaching of communications law and policy at Glasgow in 1983 at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Now, he directs deeJgee Research/Consultancy and is a Lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian Universitys 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).

Dr Lawrence McNamara, Reader in 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). The project explores how the state controls and manages 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 and defence lawyers, media lawyers and journalists. William Perrin, founder, Talk About Local and member of the Crime and Justice Sector Panel on Transparency William Perrin is a community activist in Kings Cross, London and founder of Talk About Local, which works with people in their communities to help them find a more powerful voice online. He is trustee of The Indigo Trust, a grant making foundation that funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African 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 is head of Doughty Street Chambers, co-author of Robertson & Nicol on Media Law (Penguin) and author of The Justice Game (Random House), a memoir describing some of his free speech cases. He has acted for many American as well as most UK media organisations, and is a 'distinguished jurist' member of the UN Justice Council.

Hugh Tomlinson QC, Matrix Chambers Hugh has a wide-ranging practice in both private and public law. He is a noted specialist in media and information law including defamation, confidence, privacy and data protection. His practice also includes advisory work and litigation in the freedom of information field. He is the joint author of the leading practitioner texts on the law of human rights and on civil actions against the police. Hugh is highly rated by the directories in defamation and privacy. He is a regular participant in Council of Europe human rights judicial training seminars. In addition to his media and human rights work, Hugh is regularly instructed in substantial commercial, professional negligence and construction disputes. He acts as an ICC arbitrator and is an accredited mediator. Adam Wagner, One Crown Office Row Adam is a practising barrister specialising in public law, public inquiries, human rights and medical law. He is a tenant at One Crown Office Row and is ranked as a "leading junior" in the Legal 500. He is the founding editor of the UK Human Rights Blog and writes regularly on human rights and public law for guardian.co.uk and Legal Week.


Professor Ian Loveland, Professor of Public Law, City Law School Judith Townend, PhD researcher, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism Professor Howard Tumber, Dean of the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor of Journalism and Communication and co-director, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism With thanks to The CLJJs Sarah Muzio and the City Events team for their help co- ordinating this event Andrew Stuart for photography Oliver OCallaghan for event/publication assistance

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