Speaking Truth To Power | Free Word

30 March 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Presented by:
Reporters Without Borders


A dynamic conversation on global reporting and power

This event has now been postponed in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK. Stay tuned to Free Word’s social media channels. 


How much power do governments hold over journalists and reporters? What can people do to hold their governments to account?

Join Reporters Without Borders’s UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent for a conversation with award-winning investigative journalists Carole Cadwalladr and Caroline Muscat.

Looking at their personal experience in reporting uncomfortable truths, and the violent backlash they’ve faced, we will investigate the influence authorities hold over public interest reporting, and how we can challenge this.

30 March 2020
19:00 - 21:00
£2 - £6

Reporters Without Borders


Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders – known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF) - is a non-profit organisation working to promote and protect press freedom around the world.

Carole Cadwalladr

Journalist and Writer

Carole Jane Cadwalladr is a British author, investigative journalist and features writer. She is a features writer for The Observer and formerly worked at The Daily Telegraph. Cadwalladr rose to international prominence in 2018 when she exposed the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Rebecca Vincent

UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders

Rebecca Vincent is the UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF), which works to promote and defend press freedom around the world. She is a human rights campaigner, writer and former diplomat with an expertise in freedom of expression, and has coordinated a number of high profile international human rights campaigns.

Caroline Muscat

Journalist and Editor

Caroline Muscat is an award-winning investigative journalist and the co-founder and editor of The Shift News, an online news portal launched in November 2017 as an investigative news outlet to address the gap in independent journalism in Malta. She was the former News Editor of The Times of Malta and The Sunday Times of Malta, the country’s leading newspaper. Her main area of focus is corruption and human rights. She contributed to and co-edited the book, ‘Invicta: The Life and Work of Daphne Caruana Galizia’ a journalist assassinated in Malta in October 2017. As an activist, Caroline began her career at Greenpeace, where she was Regional Communications and Campaigns Director from 1999 to 2003.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible.

• Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
• Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
• There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor. All our toilets are individual, gender neutral cubicles.
• Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
• The foyer and café areas are our designated quiet spaces – if you need to leave the event at any time, you’re welcome to use these areas.
• If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.