Hosted with Open Democracy, the discussion will revolve around how to stay independent in an era of big budget cuts, PR, advertorials, sponsored content and self-censorship. An opening address will be given by Martin Bell OBE. The panel discussion, chaired by Mary Fitzgerald, will include:
Jodie Ginsberg, CEO, Index on Censorship
Abi Wilkinson, journalist and commentator
Jim Cusick, Open Media, formerly Independent political correspondent.
Ivor Gaber, professor of journalism, University of Sussex