The one-day festival Saturday featured, among others, John Kiriakou, Jeffery Sterling, George Galloway, Max Blumenthal, Clare Daly, Jimmy Dore, Nils Melzer, and CN‘s Cathy Vogan and Joe Lauria.
Organized by Centre for Global Justice, Peace and Accountability and led by Deepa Driver, Iain Munro and Rod Driver, the event brought together academics, lawyers, journalists and whistleblowers. Below is a selection of sessions from the festival.
1. Lies, Smears, Half-truths and Misleading Statements – Exploring Media, PR, Propaganda and Accountability – Michel Collon, George Galloway, Alan MacLeod, David Miller, Peter Oborne, Afshin Rattansi, Piers Robinson, Justin Schlosberg, Chris Williamson.
2. Whistleblowing, Investigative Journalism, Freedom, Democracy and Solidarity – Michael Albert, Max Blumenthal, Jimmy Dore, Chamira Gamage, John Kiriakou, Joe Lauria, Iain Munro, Jeffrey Sterling, Stephen Rohde.
3. Shadows of War – Rod Driver, Franck Magennis, David McBride, Sami Ramadani, John Rees, facilitated by Kareem Dennis.
4.Willful Blindness, Strategic Ignorance, Retaliation & Covert Censorship – N. Hollander, O. Jonasson, N. Konstantinidou, N. Melzer, F. Narvaez.
5. Expanding Your Reach on the Cheap – Cathy Vogan – How to webcast with freeware.