The ECHO CHAMBER - Venue TWO

This is the provisional line up for just one of our FOUR VENUES. Speakers subject to final confirmation, but likely to get even more varied and interesting

FRI PM

ANTI SOCIAL MEDIA? 

Is the digital doman a place for more dialogue or divisiveness

3.00 PM KEYNOTE SPEECH BY WILLIAM HORSLEY FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION

AARON BASTANI

Novara Media

KERRY ANNE MENDOZA

The Canary

ALEX ANDREOU

Author and journalist

JACK MONROE

Author and cook

ADAM BIENKOV

politics.co.uk

WILLIAM HORSLEY (CHAIR) 

UK chair of Association of European Journalists


FAKE NEWS AND ALTERNATIVE FACTS

4.00 PM

FULL FACT

ELIOT HIGGINS

Founder, Bellingcat

JONATHAN HARDY

Professor of Digital communications UEL

CHI ONWURAH MP

J.J. PATRICK

Former police officer, investigative journalist

DR IDREES AHMAD

Lecturer in Digital Journalism

OLIVER CARROLL

The Moscow Times


NO PLATFORM

5.00 PM Unheard stories and the challenge of free speech CHAIRED BY

JANE WHYATT of the European Centre for Media Freedom in association

HAZEL HEALY

The New Internationalist

KAMIN MOHAMMADI

Author


BIGOTRY AND the alt right

From Vladivostok to Texas, a coalition built around Islamophobia

With films by CONNECT FUTURES

6.00 PM

BONNIE GREER

Playwright and chancellor Kingston University

MICHAEL MUNNIK

Cardiff University 

JASMIN MUJANOVIC

Balkan expert

DR LAURA ZAHRA MCDONALD

Director of ConnectFutures

SAFFIYAH KHAN

 


sat am

SILENCE AND ABUSE

10.30 AM. The difficulties of reporting child sexual abuse over the last 30 years

PANEL DISCUSSION (CHAIR TBA)

BEATRICE CAMPBELL

Author and journalist

TIM TATE

Broadcaster and author

MEIRION JONES

Broadcaster, editor of BIJ

MARK WILLIAMS THOMAS

Former detective, investigative journalist

DAVID HENCKE

Guardian, Exaro, Byline


THE war on women

11.30 AM in honour of Sue Lloyd Roberts

SUE MCGREGOR (CHAIR)

Broadcaster

MARTIN BELL OBE

LYSE DOUCET

BBC Foreign Correspondent

ISOBEL HILTON

China Watch

JULIE BINDEL

Author and journalist

HEIDI KINGSTONE

Former freelance foreign correspondent in Iraq


mafia state

12.30 PM

LUKE HARDING's insights into the regime of Vladimir Putin from his two books 'Mafia State' and the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko 'A Very Expensive Poison


SAT PM

HYBRID INFOWAR 

Conflict with Russia in the information age

1.30 PM OPENING THOUGHTS BY PETER POMERANTSEV

PANEL DISCUSSION

PETER POMERANTSEV

Author, former RT journalist

OLIVER CARROLL

Correspondent, the Moscow Times

JASMIN MUJANOVIC

Balkan expert

PAUL RADU

Organisation of Crime and Corruption Reporting

LUKE HARDING

Guardian correspondent and author


CIVIC NATIONALISM

2.30 PM With COMMONSPACE: Can other nations learn from Scotland's independence movement

CHAIR: ANGELA HAGGERTY

CHI ONWURAH MP

CHRIS KEULEMANS

Dutch journalist and author

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Comedian and Cook

JOHN NIVEN

Author and columnist

KRZYSZTOF CZYZEWYSKI

Borderland Foundation, Poland

 


TABLOID CONFESSIONS

True confessions from former masters of the dark arts and press intrusion chaired by DAN WADDELL

3.30 PM

DAN EVANS

Former investigative journalist, the Mirror and News of the World

GRAHAM JOHNSON

Former investigative journalist, the News of the World and the Mirror

NATALIE ROWE

Celebrity and whistleblower


GASLIGHTING SYRIA

4.30 PM

Misinformation and the deliberate fog of war in Syria

ELIOT HIGGINS

Founder, Bellingcat

DR IDREES AHMAD

Lecturer in Digital Journalism

OZ KATERJI

Foreign Correspondent

ALA'A SHEHABI

Founder of Bahrain Watch

OTHERS TBA

 


sun am

byline sunday papers

10.00 AM

Byline festival goers give their own personal review of the weekend's press coverage of the election

Print’s not dead: the rise of the small magazine

11.00 AM CHAIRED BY TOM HODGKINSON IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE IDLER MAGAZINE


OPEN MIC GENERAL ELECTION DEBATE

12.00 AM

Be your own pundit. Shine on Byline's question time. A passionate morning of general election debate to fire you up for polling the following thursday.