Summer School 2004

The CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer School 2004 took place from 16-18 July.

Speakers

Speakers included:

Lowell Bergman, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter in 'Corporations, Al Qaeda and the War' (keynote), Andrew Gilligan, BBC Radio 4 presenter, and David Leigh, award-winning investigative journalist.

We heard from Michael Gillard and Duncan Campbell on Private Military Companies, Jabez Lam, Vikram Dodd and Hugh Muir on investigations in ethnic communities, and from Philip Knightly, Lowell Bergman, Mark Hosenball and Patrick Cockburn on reporting on terrorism.

The CIJ's 2004 panel discussion was entitled 'Iraq: Why didn't the watch dogs bark?' and featured contributions from Lowell Bergman, Philip Knightly, David Leigh, Patrick Cockburn, Andrew Gilligan and Mark Hosenball.

Other speakers included Martyn Gregory and Mark Daly on undercover television, Sharon Tiller and Ying Chen on 'Women: An Endangered Species', Mark Hunter and Matthew Hill on medical malpractice, and Peter Hounam and Ying Chen on journalists working abroad.

The summer school featured courses on Computer Assisted Research (CAR), running simulateneously with the talks and workshops on all three days.

Other courses included:

Media law and libel by Philip Conway and Justin Walford, investigating businesses and how to read company accounts by Raj Bairoliya, following corporate paper trails by Jeff Katz, Mark Hunter and Martin Tomkinson, and on how to use the Freedom of Information Act in investigative features by Maurice Frankel and Jennifer LaFleur.

Timetable

Friday 16 July - in the Cayley Theatre

09:00 Welcome and introduction
Gavin MacFadyen, Director of the CIJ

09:30 Media Law:  Libel and Defamation Contempt Qualified Privilege
Philip Conway and Justin Walford

10:30 Break (exact time to be decided by speakers)

11:00-13:00 Media Law: Privacy, Protection of Sources RIPA Q&A
Philip Conway and Justin Walford

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Business: How to Read Company Accounts
Raj Bairoliya

15:30-16:00 Tea Break

16:00-17:15 Business: How to Spot Companies Going Wrong
Raj Bairoliya

17:30-18:15 Freedom of Information Acts and How to Use Them
Maurice Frankel and Jennifer LaFleur

18:15-19:15 Dinner

19:30-21:30 Lowell Bergman 'On Dangerous Business' (keynote)
Illustrated talk on Corporations, Al Qaeda and the War (Hogg Theatre)              

Saturday 17 July - in the Cayley Theatre

09:00-10:15 Business: Following the Paper Trail
Mark Hunter

09:45-Noon Business: Sources, Real and Unreal
Jeff Katz

Noon-13:00 Business: Documents, Where to Find Them
Martin Tomkinson

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Private Military Companies
David Leigh, Michael Gillard and Duncan Campbell

15:30-16:30 Investigations in Ethnic Communities
Jabez Lam, Vikram Dodd and Hugh Muir

17:00-18:30 Reporting Terror
Philip Knightly, Lowell Bergman, Mark Hosenball, Patrick Cockburn

18:30-19:30 Dinner

19:30-21:00 Party (all participants)

Sunday 18 July - in the Cayley Theatre

09:00-10:30 Undercover Television
Martyn Gregory and Mark Daly

11:00-12:00 Women: An Endangered Species
Sharon Tiller and Ying Chen

12:00-13:00 Working Abroad
Peter Hounam with Ying Chen

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Medical Malpractice
Mark Hunter and Matthew Hill

16:00-18:00 Panel: Iraq Why Didn’t the Watch Dogs Bark?
Lowell Bergman, Philip Knightly, David Leigh, Patrick Cockburn, Andrew Gilligan and Mark Hosenball

Talks and Training

On Dangerous Business
Lowell Bergman's keynote talk on Corporations, Al Qaeda and the War.

Private Military Companies
David Leigh, Michael Gillard and Duncan Campbell discuss the rise of private military companies (PMCs) in the 21st century.

Investigations in Ethnic Communities
Jabez Lam, Vikram Dodd and Hugh Muir on conducting investigations in ethnic communities

Reporting Terror
Philip Knightly, Lowell Bergman, Mark Hosenball and Patrick Cockburn on reporting on terrorism and terrorist activities.

Iraq: Why didn't the watch dogs bark
Panel discussion featuring contributions from Lowell Bergman, Philip Knightly, David Leigh, Patrick Cockburn, Andrew Gilligan and Mark Hosenball.