Previous CEL Events
- Launch Event - Risk & Regulation: Regulation and the social meaning of risk
- Ethical performance of business – achievements, aspirations and expectations
- Business reputation - ethics in the downturn
- Expertise in Ethics & Risk Regulation
- Inaugural AstraZeneca Think Tank Debate
- The Governance of Autonomous Systems
- Second Annual Lecture: The Moral Limits of Markets
- Perception and Reality: The Compensation Culture
- Performance vs. Compliance: A Global Leader's Guide to Managing Business Conduct
- Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media, corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights
- Shareholder Engagement in the Embedded Business Corporation: Investment Activism, Human Rights and TWAIL Discourse
- Conflicts of Interest: A mere governance challenge or a moral maze?
- Humans vs. Robots: Where are the limits of what an autonomous system should do?
- CEL Annual Lecture 2012: Media Freedoms & Media Standards
- Between Law and Markets: Is there a Role for Ethics and Culture in Financial Regulation?
- Handling Problem Projects - Accountability mechanisms at international financial institutions and case studies
- Lehman Brothers and the Lawyers: (When) Are Lawyers Ethically Responsible for Client Wrongs?
- Workshop on the Financial Sustainability of Banks
- Think Tank with Andrew Bailey
- Experiencing and Teaching Ethical Problems
- CEL Think Tank with the Legal Ombudsman
- Debate with Lexis-Nexis - Legal Innovation: How should the Educators respond?
- Business and Human Rights - Student Seminar
CEL Annual Lecture 2012: Media Freedoms & Media Standards
Publication date: Sep 15, 2012 3:21:00 PM
Nov 28, 2012 6:00:00 PM
End: Nov 28, 2012 7:30:00 PM
Location: UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6AE
- Baroness Onora O'Neill
- Gill Phillips, The Guardian
- Ian Hargreaves CBE, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff Business School and the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Prof. Richard Moorhead, UCL Centre for Ethics & Law
About the Event:
Since the promulgation of the human rights Declarations of the mid twentieth century, ‘freedom of expression’ has become the generic way of referring to the speech rights not only of individuals but of the media. One unintended consequence has been a widespread tendency to favour accounts of media freedoms that focus on rights to speak, write and publish content , but take little account either of the power of the media or of the needs of their audiences. A more plausible approach to the justification of media freedoms would focus on communication rather than on expression of content, would take account of the power and interests of those who communicate, and would take the needs of readers, listeners and viewers seriously. A focus on norms for communication, including norms for adequate communication of truth claims and commitments, can support a stronger and better account of the speech rights and wrongs, both for individuals and for the media.
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