In a world where truth is under siege, freedom of speech has never been more important.
But, as outrage and offense in public debate become a commodity for social media technology giants, the future of professional journalism in educating public opinion while challenging authority and power is increasingly under attack.
In this latest Behind the Headlines talk, our panellists will examine the changing media landscape of freedom of speech, defamation and the search for truth in traditional media and online.
Professor Todd Gitlin,Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University
Dearbhail McDonald, Independent News and Media Group Business Editor
Professor Eoin O’Dell, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Andrea Martin, media lawyer and speaker, MediaLawyer Solicitors
This discussion is part of the ‘Fears, Factions and Fake News’ symposium held in conjunction with Columbia University and in partnership with Independent News and Media.