Major exposes of British Intelligence failures by UK news media.
I’m drawing up an indicative timeline and would appreciate any improvements you might suggest. It is very much a work in progress. It can be found: https://www.preceden.com/…/200222-media-intelligence-exposes
This timeline should show:
All Major exposes of British Intelligence (in the broadest sense MI6, MI5, GCHQ and security forces) malpractice (illegality, incompetence, corruption, anti-democratic or immoral acts) primarily by UK news media. 1909 – present day.
Only the breaking story not the follow ups. No op-ed.
It will inevitably be, to some extent, subjective as there are a number of criteria that are hard to define (e.g. difference between major and lesser expose).
I am usually looking for the first exclusive publication or broadcast.
While the emphasis is on revelation it can include an expose that comes when a major scandal is being investigated publicly, for example in a trial or tribunal, where the reporter finds a unique revelation.
It can be a news report based on the publication of a book with a major revelation.
It cannot be a report of malpractice revealed elsewhere.
I have tried not to rely too heavily on my own work. Nonetheless there are examples I use as I know my own work best.
Please feel fit to make suggestions for additions and corrections.
Any help appreciated please email: paul.lashmar1@btinternet,com
At Druce Roman Villa 23 July 2015
Brunel’s Paul Lashmar will be chairing two keynote session of the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Summer Conference, including with the journalist who broke the FIFA corruption story. 1.
Paul will be in conversation with the investigative reporter, Andrew Jennings and will talk to him about his fifteen year investigation into FIFA. Friday 3 July PM. 2.
The HSBC Leaks panel with David Leigh, James Oliver and Herve Falciani.
Date Sat 4 July: 12:00 – 13:00. This was the major investigation of a few months back
that revealed that HSBC helped rich clients evade tax.
Paul Lashmar is subject leader for Journalism@Brunel, an award winning investigative journalist and now a research academic. As a multimedia journalist he covered many of the major stories of the last 30 years. He is an adviser to TCIJ. “I have known Andrew, David and James for many years and they are all exceptional journalists who have consistently broken major stories.
They are examples of what great journalism is all about, as they are relentless, smart and act in the public interest. These sessions promise to be fascinating, plus there will be one or two amusing anecdotes from the past,” he says. This is
the UK’s only investigative journalism training conference for journalists and any one interest in improving their investigative skills.
The Summer School takes place on 2-4 July at Goldsmiths, University of London. Tickets available from: http://www.tcij.org/courses/course-calendar/cij-summer-conference