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About Paul Lashmar

Paul Lashmar is a Senior Lecturer and leads Journalism at the University of Sussex and he is also an investigative journalist and research academic. He has been on the staff of The Observer, Granada Television’s World in Action current affairs series and The Independent. He has also produced a number of TV programmes for BBC’s Timewatch and Channel 4’s Dispatches. Paul covered the ‘War on Terror’ for the Independent on Sunday from 2001-2007. His profile is here.


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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Undigested Snowden

These pieces of research indicate a pattern of behavioural change that dampens dissent and resistance to overbearing power, both of which are hallmarks of an active democratic citizenry.

No more sources

Revelations by Edward Snowden, National Security Agency dissident, have grave implications for the role of journalists in the ‘Fourth Estate’ and the primary duty of source protection in the era of mass-surveillance.

The path to hell…. an investigative journalist’s view of Leveson

The Leveson inquiry and demands for tighter regulation have already led to a chilling effect in the British media. The law of unintended consequences may lead to well-meaning measures undermining "serious" investigative journalism and democracy.

Tragedies of the fourth estate

The recent crises must be understood in light of systemic pressures on the BBC's resources and the wider struggle to maintain  healthy and well funded investigative journalism - an essential part of democratic accountability.

The Future of Investigative Journalism: reasons to be cheerful

The general consensus is that investigative journalism is in decline. Yet the future looks hopeful, with the rise of journalism bureaus, the active involvement of the campaign sector, and a new generation of networked, web-savvy journalists pushing the field forward
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