2014 CIJ Logan Symposium, building an alliance against surveillance, secrecy and censorship

2014 CIJ Logan Symposium, building an alliance against surveillance, secrecy and censorship


The 2014 Logan Symposium brought together key figures in the fight against invasive surveillance and secrecy. Organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and generously funded by The Reva and David Logan Foundation, last year’s inaugural event featured leading journalists and hacktivists. They form a natural alliance committed to a world free of authoritarian invasions of individual privacy and free speech.

Seeking common ground, journalists offer hacktivists a social and political context, as well as expertise in evidence-based storytelling. Hacktivists, expert in accessing, exposing and protecting critical evidence-based material, bring their own set of formidable skills.

Joined by artists, lawyers and whistleblowers, these communities offer each other, and the general public, charged, highly informed debate. Now that the Snowden disclosures have sunk in, it’s time for uncensored talk about the immediate threats we face.

Togther with Gavin MacFaydyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, we curated this program. Sarah Saunders was producer of the event.

On the website the program and video's pf all lectures can be seen:please click here


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Also included in the program was newsPeeksLive, a three day ‘pop up’ online TV station for and by young people, covered the Logan Symposium 2014. newsPeeksLIVE footage can be found on or

During the symposium the team interviewed the leading investigative journalists, whistleblowers and hackers.The curators, aged between 16 and 24, received questions via social networks from the delegates as well as those engaging with the conference remotely. newsPeeksLIVE is initiated by 19-year-old Tarquin Ramsay in collaboration with newsPeeks and is funded by the Foundation for Democracy and Media.

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