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Press coverage of ‘Surveillance State’ debate

This week’s Stationers’/London Press Club/Society of Editors debate Press Freedom in a Surveillance State has sparked coverage in The Guardian and Press Gazette. A full house at Stationers’ Hall saw a panel comprised of Evening Standard home affairs editor Martin Bentham, Heather Brooke, the journalist who exposed the MPs expenses scandal, and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, discuss issues around

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February 11: Migrants, Terror and the Media

Next month’s Polis and London Press Club debate Migrants, Terror and the Media: reporting and responsibilities on the front line is now sold out. Join the waiting list here. If you can’t join us on the evening you can follow the debate on Twitter with @LondonPressClub #PolisLPC. The debate, held in association with the Society of Editors and sponsored


Journalists warned on “snoopers’ charter”

Journalists should challenge threats of a “new snoopers’ charter” contained in the Government’s draft investigatory powers act, drawn up in part to fight terrorism, because it gives the State “a blank cheque” to spy on citizens and threatens investigative journalism. Heather Brooke, the journalist who exposed the MPs expenses scandal, and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty,

February 2: First-Tuesday drinks with Gorkana

Join us on February 2 at the Frontline Club (13 Norfolk Place, W2 1QJ) for our next monthly, first-Tuesday social evening. After record attendance for London Press Club events the drinks are the first diary of a 2016, with three major debates to follow later in January and February. We revived the monthly social evening in October 2014, to immediate success with

Chairman’s new year message

It’s been another tumultuous year for headlines … and I hope you agree it’s been a fairly big one for the London Press Club too. Security matters have dominated, whether through terrorism or the continuing UK political battles over Freedom of the Press. The Press Club has maintained its high profile during 2015 with events as

January 11: Press Freedom in a Surveillance State

After two full-house events there in 2015 the London Press Club returns to Stationers’ Hall in January for a debate in partnership with the Stationers’ and Newspaper Makers examining the arguments over Freedom of the Press against the need for surveillance and access by investigators into emails. On Monday January 11, Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade chairs Press Freedom

Press reaction to Hugh Cudlipp partnership

Yesterday it was announced that the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture is to return to what Cudlipp Trust chair Margaret Allen referred to as its “natural home”, the London Press Club. It was  also revealed that Kevin Maguire would deliver the 2016 lecture at the Museum of London, following previous speakers including Paul Dacre, Harold Evans, Michael

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