16/06/2010

Following the Saville Inquiry, Steve Hewlett talks to reporters who covered the aftermath of Bloody Sunday in 1972 and asks if they and the wider media could have done more to find out what really happened. The panel are Phillip Jacobson who was with the Sunday Times Insight team, on the ground for 9 weeks before publishing a 12,000 word report; Peter Taylor who picked the story up 20 years later when he was the first to interview a paratrooper who contradicted the official line; and Eamonn McCann who is a journalist and chair of the Bloody Sunday Trust who has campaigned for the families of the victims since 1972.

And Steve speaks to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, about whether there are any military secrets he would not leak if they fell into his hands. His site recently published video of a US helicopter gunship shooting Reuters reporters in New Baghdad and the US serviceman who allegedly leaked the video is reportedly being investigated by the military authorities. Julian Assange was speaking to Steve in the weeks before that arrest.

The producer is Simon Tillotson.

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A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

Andrea Catherwood presents a celebration of the journalism of Steve Hewlett.