The 2012 Benn Debate: Hacked to Bits

20 April 2012 – The 2012 Benn Debate was a panel discussion on rebuilding trust in journalism after the phone hacking scandal.

‘Hacked to Bits’ was organised by the Bristol branch of the NUJ and Bristol Festival of Ideas, in association with MediaWise and MediaAcT.

The panel included:

  • Donnacha DeLong, NUJ President.
  • Lord Hunt, Chair of the Press Complaints Commission.
  • Thais Porthilo-Shrimpton, journalist and co-ordinator of the Hacked-Off campaign.
  • Christopher Jefferies, libelled by several newspapers in the Jo Yeates murder case.
  • Steve Brodie, BBC Points West.
  • Mike Norton, editor of the Bristol Evening Post.
  • Rich Peppiatt, former Daily Star reporter.

The event, held at the Arnolfini in Bristol on 16 March, was filmed and is available to watch on YouTube.

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