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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.

News:Truth or Fiction?

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.

To Kill the Truth
Acclaimed journalist Jonathan Freedland presents a gripping new thriller, the latest from his blockbuster novelist alter ego Sam Bourne. Somebody is murdering the world’s last remaining Holocaust survivors; libraries are burnt to the ground and important digital archives are wiped. Somebody is setting out to erase the past, even to destroy the truth itself. But who? Jonathan discusses the inspiration behind the novel – including his experience covering the David Irving trial – in c...