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Journalism in the age of mass surveillance - agenda

Journalism in the age of mass surveillance: safeguarding journalists and their sources

National Union of JournalistsInternational Federation of Journalists

The Guardian

Thursday 16 October 2014 conference programme:

Welcome and introduction

Chair: Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the NUJ

  • Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian
  • Jim Boumelha, president of the IFJ
  • Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the TUC
  • Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower (video)

Big brother is watching you: mass surveillance of the media industry

Chair: Seamus Dooley, secretary of NUJ Ireland

  • Ewen Macaskill, defence and intelligence correspondent at The Guardian
  • Bernie Lunzer, president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, USA
  • Gill Phillips, director of editorial legal services at the Guardian News & Media
  • Gavin Millar QC, expert on media law
  • John Battle, head of compliance at ITN

Practical steps: safeguarding journalists and their sources

Chair: Jemima Kiss, head of technology at The Guardian

  • David Boxall, head of information security at GNM
  • Anthony Bellanger, deputy general secretary of the IFJ
  • Matthew Rice, advocacy officer at Privacy International
  • Luke Harding, foreign correspondent at The Guardian
  • Massimo Mucchetti, from Corriere della Sera Italy (video)

Mark Thomas, NUJ member and comedian

James Risen, Pulitzer prize-winning American journalist (video)

Joining forces and building alliances against mass surveillance

Chair: Chris Warren, federation secretary of the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance, Australia

  • Izza Leghtas, Western Europe researcher for Human Rights Watch
  • John McDonnell, secretary of the NUJ parliamentary group
  • Jean Lambert, member of the civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee in the European parliament
  • Mike Harris, director of don't spy on us campaign
  • Maddy Carroll, campaigns director of 38 degrees

Formulating the plan of action and next steps

Chair: Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the NUJ

The Guardian and Observer chapel branch would like to invite delegates attending the conference to join the chapel for an informal reception in the Rotunda bar from 5-8pm, where we will be delighted to offer wine, beer, soft drinks and a selection of light bites (vegetarians catered for, naturally).

For videos, reports and resources from the conference, please visit the dedicated webpage for the campaign.