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Joan Smith - Hacked Off

Autumn Festival of Ideas 2014


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2014

Hacked Off started in 2011 as a campaign for a public enquiry into the phone hacking scandal. Since Leveson, they have been campaigning to secure the implementation of the judge's recommendations on press self-regulation. Joan Smith, journalist, author, free speech campaigner and now Executive Director of Hacked Off, discusses the ongoing campaign for a free and accountable press and the need to bring ethics back into the heart of the British press.

Speaker biography:

Joan Smith is a novelist, essayist, columnist and campaigner for human rights. In June 2014, she became Executive Director of Hacked Off, the campaign for a free and accountable press. Since June 2013, she has been Co-chair of the Mayor of London's Violence Against Women and Girls Panel. Her latest book is The Public Woman (Westbourne Press).

She has published six novels, including the Loretta Lawson series of crime novels and a widely-acclaimed thriller set in Westminster and Lebanon, What Will Survive. Two of her Loretta Lawson novels have been filmed by the BBC. Her non-fiction includes Misogynies, Moralities and Hungry For You.

Ticket prices: £7.00 full / £6.00 concessions. This event is followed by a book signing.

Image credit: Suzanne Grala

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