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Reporting Britain's Immigration Secrets


Tuesday 19 June 2018


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Long Room, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX


The NUJ Oxford branch and the Campaign to Close Campsfield have joined forces to show clips from the BAFTA award-winning Panorama programme Britain's Immigration Secrets, which exposed abuse by G4S guards of people detained in Brook House detention centre, shown last September.

A discussion followed by discussion with local print and broadcast journalists will be led by speakers:

  • Nathan Ward, former G4S manager at Brook House and key source for the
    BBC Panorama exposé.
  • Caroline Bannock, Guardian community editor, part of the team that produced the Windrush generation exposures.

The event is part of Oxford Refugee Week and in support of the NUJ's newly-adopted policy to press for unhindered access for journalists to immigration detention centres.

The branch has now teamed up with the Close Campsfield Campaign to promote our case for a change in legislation or non-statutory regulations to ensure that state-funded immigration detention centres, whether publicly or privately run, should be subject to scrutiny by the public, including journalists.

We will also be highlighting the critical role journalists played and continue to play in uncovering the scandal of the threats and deportations of families of people from the Windrush generation.

Tags: , oxford, oxford and district branch, immigration, Brook House, Close Campsfield Campaign