Freedom of the Press Panel

Freedom of the Press Panel

Docs Ireland Podcast

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This panel is made up of renowned American documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: the Smartest  Guys in the Room, No Stone Unturned), Barry McCaffrey (Journalist, No Stone Unturned), Sean Murray (Unquiet Graves), Kathryn  Johnstone (NUJ) and panel moderator Susan McKay (Writer & Journalist). Having been through arrest, questioning, hearings, bail and seizure  of work related materials in recent days, documentary filmmakers Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey have been released from police bail.  This decision represents a  victory for the journalists and press freedom campaigners and a  humiliating climbdown for police.  The authorities will now face fresh  pressure to find the Loughinisland murderers, the subject of the  documentary at the heart of the issue in the film ‘No Stone Unturned’. Documentarian Sean Murray, worked with relatives of victims, local campaign groups and journalist Ann Cadwallader, writer of ‘Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland’ to  produce the detailed and brilliant documentary ‘Unquiet Graves’.   Murray’s film gives an indepth account of the workings of the ‘Glenanne  Gang’ responsible for scores of murders during the Troubles, who also  feature in Gibney’s ‘No Stone Unturned’.
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This panel is made up of renowned American documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: the Smartest  Guys in the Room, No Stone Unturned), Barry McCaffrey (Journalist, No Stone Unturned), Sean Murray (Unquiet Graves), Kathryn  Johnstone (NUJ) and panel moderator Susan McKay (Writer & Journalist). Having been through arrest, questioning, hearings, bail and seizure  of work related materials in recent days, documentary filmmakers Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey have been released from police bail.  This decision represents a  victory for the journalists and press freedom campaigners and a  humiliating climbdown for police.  The authorities will now face fresh  pressure to find the Loughinisland murderers, the subject of the  documentary at the heart of the issue in the film ‘No Stone Unturned’. Documentarian Sean Murray, worked with relatives of victims, local campaign groups and journalist Ann Cadwallader, writer of ‘Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland’ to  produce the detailed and brilliant documentary ‘Unquiet Graves’.   Murray’s film gives an indepth account of the workings of the ‘Glenanne  Gang’ responsible for scores of murders during the Troubles, who also  feature in Gibney’s ‘No Stone Unturned’.
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