Media's Role in 'Open Society' Subject of Pre-election Debate

Some of Scotland's best-known media figures are to take part in a debate, in the run-up to the Scottish Parliament elections, on the part played by the media in creating an open society and a strong democracy.

BBC Scotland's head of news and current affairs, Atholl Duncan, is being joined by Herald Group columnist, Iain Macwhirter; the chair of the Scottish Broadcasting Commission, Blair Jenkins; and Glasgow University academic, Philip Schlesinger; at a debate titled ‘Journalism in the Age of Disclosure: News, the Media and an Open Society’.

It is taking place on the 20th of next month, and is being hosted by the David Hume Institute. The chair is Jeremy Peat, until his recent retirement, the Scotland member on the BBC Trust.

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