Saturday, 18 August 2012

Marsh: The inside story on the 'sexed-up' dossier

Kevin Marsh who was editor of  the Today programme when it broadcast the Andrew Gilligan report on the "sexed-up dossier" on Iraq is publishing a book in September giving his view of the affair: ‘Stumbling Over Truth: The inside story of the 'sexed-up' dossier, Hutton and the BBC.’

The book will be the subject of a special Media Society, Westminster University and Biteback  debate on Monday, September 24, chaired by Steve Hewlett, which will explore the long term effects of Hutton on the BBC on the 10th anniversary of the ‘dodgy dossier’

As well as Marsh, speakers will include Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph's political commentator; Lance Price, former spin doctor to Tony Blair; Professor Steven Barnett, of Westminster University; and Professor Jean Seaton, of Westminster University, the official historian The BBC.

The debate starts at 18:00 for 18:30 at the University of Westminster, Regent Street W1. The event is free but you should register. Please contact Sam at

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