Media, faith and state post-Leveson

By staff writers
March 17, 2013

"Media, Faith and State post-Leveson" is the theme of a panel discussion on Tuesday 19 March 2003 in the Martin Hall, Edinburgh University School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.

The format will be along the lines of 'Any Questions', preceded by a short opening statement by each panellist. Delegates are encouraged to submit questions by email asap to

The event is sponsored by the RSA Fellows’ Media, Creative Industries, Culture and Heritage Network with the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI), University of Edinburgh, with assistance from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (IASH).

Ekklesia is pleased to be supporting and promoting this important discussion, as the future of the media is discussed at Westminster and in the Scottish Parliament.

The panel may increase by one but currently comprises:

* Iain Macwhirter, Journalist and Rector, University of Edinburgh, 2009-2012.
* Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies and Assistant Principal for Religion and Society, University of Edinburgh and Chair of the BBC Scottish Religious Advisory Committee.
* Navraj-Singh Ghaleigh, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh Law School, works on various issues within constitutional and environmental law.
* Iain G. Mitchell, QC and member of both the Scottish and English Bars. He is also a Reader in the Church of Scotland, a member of the Church & Society Council and the Science Religion and Technology Project of the Kirk.
* Jolyon Mitchell, Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion, Director of CTPI, Acting Director of IASH and priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

The event is registered at 17.45 and will begin at 18.00. There will be a post-event reception in the Rainy Hall, New College, combined with the launch and opportunity to purchase a 50 per cent discounted copy of Religion and the News(Ashgate, 2012, £10 per copy). This collection of analytical and topical essays a number of contributors from the worlds of religious leadership and media, including Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow, who is also a member of the CTPI executive.

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See also:

* More on Leveson from Ekklesia:

* 'The media, the temple, and learning to turn the tables', by Keith Hebden:

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