Encounters With Journalism : The Irish Times reporter Colm Keena on the protection of sources

Don’t Miss: The Irish Times reporter Colm Keena on the protection of sources


MaltaToday will host Irish Times and ICIJ reporter Colm Keena for a talk on the protection of journalist source and the challenges of covering business and politics.

Entrance is free, refreshments will be served after a Q&A with Colm Keena

The event will be held at Le Meridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa on WEDNESDAY 2 November, 6:30pm

As the legal affairs correspondent of the Irish Times, Ireland’s newspaper of record, Colm Keena is one of Ireland’s most respected journalists.

In Malta, Keena will be MaltaToday’s guest to discuss the protection of confidential sources, and the challenges for journalists covering business and politics.

This is a must-attend talk for journalists, students of media and law, broadcasters, lawyers and policymakers, as well as executives from the world of business and the general public.

Keena has exposed hidden links between business and politics that fermented over Ireland’s economic boom, breaking stories of corruption and conspiracy at every level of Irish government.

His story about payments to incumbent Irish Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern in 2006, caused a political crisis and led to landmark Supreme Court judgment in 2009 recognising the right of journalists to protect their sources.

His refusal to cooperate with a tribunal’s inquiries into the source of the information in that report, eventually led to the Supreme Court ruling governing the right of journalists to protect confidential sources of information.

BOOK YOUR SEAT FOR THE COLM KEENA TALK & Q&A follows and complimentary refreshments served

Send email to Ms Bianca Clarke Freddi [bcfreddi@mediatoday.com.mt] or call 21381741 to book your place