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Byline presents: watching the watchmen, police and media post Leveson


Monday 19 February 2018

Doors open from 18:00 in The Chapel cafe bar. Speakers on from 19:00

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Downstairs at the NUJ, The Chapel cafe bar, 308 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP


Ever since the phone hacking scandal, and the resignation of senior Met officers, the relationship between the police and the press has been fraught. The proximity of top cops and newspaper executives came under scrutiny. Dozen of journalists were arrested and many prosecuted. Some were placed under surviellance and their phone data monitored.

Was this a witch hunt? Has journalism become a crime? Or did it not go far enough. Andhas the alienation between the fourth estate and the forces of law and order gone too far, and failing to serve the public interest of transparency and accountability?

Hosted by Peter Jukes, CEO of, author of Beyond Contempt: the Inside Story and co author with Alastair Morgan of Untold: the Daniel Morgan Story.


  • Rob Beckley, former deputy chief constable of Avon and Somerset police, chief operating officer for the College of Policing, currently officer in overall command of Operation Resolve, the criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.
  • Duncan Campbell, former crime correspondend for the Guardian, author of two novels and five non fiction books including The Underworld, and That Was Business, This is Personal.
  • Kirsteen Knight, BBC Radio investigative journalist and co-ordinator of the Justice for Daniel Campaign. She has witnessed at first hand the interaction between police, journalists and the criminal justice system in several high profile trials.
  • Alastair Morgan, campaigner and author for 30 years has been investigating and urging action over the murder of his brother Daniel in 1987, uncovering a 'criminal media-nexus' of both police corruption and press collusion.




General admission £9.54; NUJ member/student discount £6.98

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Stephen Colegrave, Byline

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