Friday, July 04, 2008

Centre for Investigative Journalism

Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer School 2008 18 - 20 July

This year's CIJ summer school highlights the environment:

Speakers include Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental campaigner, on the Hijacking of the Global Food Supply and Mark Schapiro, on Global Environmental Power in the 21st Century.Plus Andy Rowell, Irene Gerlach, Greg Muttitt (Platform), James Sanders and
Michael Warhurst (Friends of the Earth).

Other speakers are John Pilger, documentary film maker, Robert Wardle, recently
retired head of the Serious Fraud Office, and Nick Davies, author of Flat Earth
News, Professr Sheila Bird, of the Royal Statistical Society, Heather Brooke and David
Gordon on MPs' expenses, ministerial scalps and the Freedom of Information Act;

Solomon Hughes on the War on Terror Inc; plus Jim Nichol and Raphael Rowe on miscarriages of justice.

Courses include David Donald and Tommy Kaas leading an expert team of trainers in
computer-assisted reporting, internet research, internet security and new developments in computer techniques and skills. Forensic accounting specialist Raj Bairoliya on understanding company accounts. Updates on libel and privacy law with Philip Conway, and how terrorism legislation affects journalists with Heather Rogers QC and Gavin Millar QC.

The school is open to anyone and is an ideal skills training opportunity for anyone
who carries out research, handles FOIA requests, analyses data, and works in the
media, for a trade unions or NGO, or runs a campaign.

The school lasts three full days. Costs for the event are £300 for members of the
NUJ, BECTU or similar; £200 for students or £450 full price.

The school is held at City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB.
For more details, an up-to-date timetable and to book online go to,

or email, or call 020 7040 8220

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