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News:Truth or Fiction?

Matthew D'Ancona, James Harding, John Lloyd

05/03/2018 8:30 pm
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Trust in the media is at an all-time low. How does the media exert its power, and are the stories that are told in repressive regimes so different from those conveyed in the West’s liberal democracies? James Harding, John Lloyd and Matthew d’Ancona, in conversation with professor and broadcaster, Rana Mitter, investigate exactly how truth can be mediated and distorted.

Matthew D'Ancona

Matthew D’Ancona is a journalist and political columnist. He was deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph before becoming editor of The Spectator in 2006 (until 2009). He is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

James Harding

James Harding joined The FT in 1994, serving as Shanghai Correspondent, Media Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. He joined The Times in 2006 as Business and City Editor and was Editor from 2007 to 2012. He is currently Director of News and Current Affairs for the BBC and is the author of Alpha DogsHow Political Spin Became a Global Business.

Rana Mitter


Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford and presents Free Thinking on Radio 3. His latest book is China’s War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival.

John Lloyd

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