A last minute opportunity for this event, which due to unforeseen circumstances on Iain's part had to be scheduled last minute by CLHG.
Iain also recently resigned as the Editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism due to his involvement in the recent Newsnight programme.
Iain Overton the former Managing Editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism will be joining us to give a talk on his fascinating career as an investigative journalist.
Prior to joining the Bureau he was a commissioning executive at ITN and a senior producer at the BBC.
His work to date includes investigations into the international trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, corporate killings in Iraq, human rights abuses by the Brazilian police and Glasgow gang-land murders linked to security contracts.
Iain has worked in over 85 countries around the world. His work has been recognized with a Peabody Award, 2 Amnesty International Awards, a OneWorld Award, a Prix Circom, a BAFTA Scotland and 3 RTS nominations, amongst others.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is a not-for-profit organisation based at City University, London. The Bureau supports original journalism by producing high-quality investigations for press and broadcast media with the aim of educating the public and the media on both the realities of today’s world and the value of honest reporting.
Since it launched the Bureau has secured over 45 front-page stories and has produced a number of award winning web, radio and TV reports. These include winning the Amnesty International Digital Awards two years running.
People are encouraged to arrive from 6.30 p.m. to have a glass of wine from our charity wine bar, chat to other members and take their seats.
The Talk will start at 7.00 p.m. prompt.
After Iain's lecture there will be a short question and answer session before we retire to the Enterprise pub nearby for further debate around 8.00 or 8.15 p.m.
A suggested donation of £2 would be welcome on the night towards the cost of room and equipment hire.