Event: Too Much Transparency is Bad for Society

Tuesday 22 February 2011, 10:13

David Hayward David Hayward of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

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The BBC College of Journalism, the Media Standards Trust and the Science Training for Journalists Programme at the Royal Statistical Society will be holding a public debate on Thursday 3 March.

The motion for the debate is: 'Too much transparency is bad for society.'

Discussing the motion:

Mark Stephens - Finers Stephens Innocent; also on Julian Assange's legal defence team

Vaughan Smith - Founder of the Frontline Club and currently offering an address to Julian Assange)

Rodric Braithwaite - Former ambassador to Moscow (1988-1992) and author of Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89

Kevin Marsh - Executive Editor, BBC College of Journalism.


David Loyn, BBC International Affairs Correspondent 

To book a place click here.


Thursday 3 March

6.30pm - 8pm


The Royal Statistical Society

13 Errol Street



This debate follows an afternoon of workshops on 'Data and News Sourcing' (crowdsourcing, government data, the semantic web, crime data and reporting, and expert science and health sourcing) at the Royal Statistical Society on the same day.

If you would also like to attend the workshops, please sign up separately here (all places are currently taken but there is a waiting list).

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