DEBATE: Liberty, Freedom and Enfranchisement: Press Censorship and the Commonwealth

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre has partnered with the London Press Club and the Royal Commonwealth Society to stage an exclusive debate on the threats from censorship. Top journalists will be among the panellists at the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse at the Globe Theatre on Thursday 24 May from 7pm.

The debate –  “Liberty, Freedom and Enfranchisement: Press Censorship and the Commonwealth – will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

The panel will be chaired by Anne McElvoy, Policy Editor of The Economist, columnist for the London Evening Standard and BBC broadcaster.

On the panel will be:

  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, journalist, broadcaster and author;
  • William Horsley, The International Director, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), University of Sheffield, an Executive Committee member of the CJA (Commonwealth Journalists Association) and a former BBC journalist and foreign correspondent;
  • Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association;
  • Pia Zammit, actor in and producer of the last play to be banned in Europe, Stitching, by UK author Anthony Nielsen. Also a founding member of an activist group #OccupyJustice.

Tickets are priced at £15 (£12 for students). To book, CLICK HERE.

Richard Dymond

Honorary Treasurer and Director of the London Press Club and the London Press Club Ball.

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