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Silence in court: what is lost - and who gains - when the state bans people from speaking out?


A panel of leading journalists, lawyers and campaigners discuss the public interest damage that arises when the state restricts free speech in favour of privacy, and consider the arguments in favour.

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 Webinar details
  • First broadcast: Thursday 4th February 2021
  • Duration: 75 mins 
Chair & Panel
  • Chair: Louise Tickle: journalist, Director of Scrutiny
  • Sir James Munby: immediate past President of the Family Division of the High Court
  • Emma Norton: solicitor and founder, The Centre for Military Justice
  • Paul Bernal: associate professor in information technology, intellectual property and media law, the University of East Anglia
  • Brian Farmer: reporter, PA Media
  • Mark Neary: father of Steven Neary
  • Lucy Reed: children barrister, St John’s Chambers, chair of The Transparency Project

This webinar was first broadcast as part of the Law, Justice and the Spaces Between series and is produced in partnership with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.  


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