Who we are
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique is a UK-based affiliate of the Les Amis Le Monde Diplomatique which supports the writings and tradition which has evolved over 50 years of publication of the Le Monde Diplomatique Newspaper. Our "Cafe Diplo" meetings at The Gallery at Farringdon, in the City of London on selected Monday evenings, are presented (in English) in the context of our global anti neo-conservative-liberal tradition, and give an opportunity for lively debate between speakers and audience.
New 2013 Season
The new Cafe Diplo season includes a series of talks, including the Middle East, Angola and more to be announced. You can find the details of speakers, dates and times in the Calendar and also a map of the venue.
Monday May 20th 2013 - WHISTLEBLOWING: the consequences of dissent with Professor Gavin MacFadyen
Organisations cannot be held to account unless they are open to internal criticism, yet despite measures such as the Public Interest Disclosure Act, individuals within the UK’s institutions, public bodies and corporations are subject to severe gagging constraints. Whistleblowers are heavily penalised, both through mechanisms such as the Official Secrets Act and the Confidentiality Clauses built into employment agreements, and informally through loss of status and income, and social ostracism. How can they be protected, and encouraged to come forward despite the practical and psychological pressures that they face? Gavin MacFadyen will discuss these problems with us. He is Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism and has researched, directed and produced investigative programmes in numerous countries around the world. He is currently Visiting Professor at City University, London, and a founder of the broad-support lobbying group, Whistleblowers UK which was launched in 2012.
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