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Global Conversations: Fake News

Tablet with fake news articleGlobal Conversations from Univ: Fake news and the spread of misinformation

Sagarika Ghose, Nick Robinson and Jacob Rowbottom, Chaired by Baroness Valerie Amos

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 6.30-7.30pm (BST)

Sagarika Ghose, Indian columnist and former BBC World Anchor, Nick Robinson (1983, PPE), presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and Professor Jacob Rowbottom, Stowell Tutorial Fellow in Law, will discuss the extent to which fake news has affected the global media.

The discussion will be chaired by Baroness Amos, Master of Univ.

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Valerie AmosBaroness Valerie Amos
The Right Honourable the Baroness Amos CH PC commenced her tenure as Master of University College Oxford in September 2020. Prior to taking up the Mastership, Baroness Amos was Director of SOAS University of London. Before that she served as Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN from 2010 to 2015, and held senior roles in government and the public sector.

Baroness Amos has been a Labour Life Peer since 1997, and served in the Cabinet from 2003 to 2007 as Secretary of State for International Development, and subsequently also served in the Cabinet as Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. She was an advisor to the Mandela Government on leadership and change management issues and UK High Commissioner to Australia before joining the UN in 2010.

Photo: John Cairns

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
Sagarika Ghose is one of India’s most noted journalists as well as an author and broadcaster. She has worked at The Times Of India, Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She was a prime time television news anchor on BBC World’s Question Time India as well as on the news network CNNIBN. She is the author of two novels and a recently published biography of Indira Gandhi, Indira, India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister, now slated for a screen adaptation. Her latest book is Why I Am A Liberal. A Manifesto for Indians Who Believe In Individual Freedom (2018).

Nick RobinsonNick Robinson
Nick Robinson is a well-respected and familiar face and voice on television and radio with over 30 years’ experience in reporting and broadcasting. He presents Radio 4’s flagship Today programme and his weekly Political Thinking podcast. He spent a decade as the BBC’s Political Editor covering Prime Ministers Blair, Brown and Cameron. Nick’s Twitter feed is followed by around a million people. His Election Notebook was a Sunday Times bestseller. He has made documentaries on Sir Alex Ferguson’s career, the history of the Brexit negotiation and the truth about immigration.

Professor Jacob Rowbottom
Jacob Rowbottom is the Stowell Tutorial Fellow at Univ, and Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. He holds a BA in Jurisprudence from Oxford and an LLM from New York University School of Law. He was previously a University Lecturer in Law and Fellow of King’s College at the University of Cambridge. He is a qualified barrister and previously worked on the staff of an election campaign for the US Senate. His research interests include media law, freedom of expression and the legal regulation of the democratic process. He is the author of Media Law (2018) and Democracy Distorted (2010), and writes on a range of topics including the funding of political parties, media regulation, speech on the internet, election campaigns and obscenity laws.

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