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Nick Davies: Ballarat

May 11th, 2015

Episode 61 of 92 episodes

In this special spotlight edition of The Fifth Estate, we meet one of the most influential investigative journalists of our time. Nick Davies wrote more than 100 articles for theGuardianabout scandalous crimes at Rupert Murdoch’sNews of the World, which led to Britain’s Leveson Inquiry into the culture and practices of the press. He was also centrally involved in the publication of secret cables obtained by WikiLeaks. How has the media changed since the phone-hacking scandal and subsequent inquiry? What was it like to take on the most powerful media mogul in the world? And what is the future for newspapers, the internet and investigative journalism? Join Nick Davies and host Sophie Black for a unique insight into some of the most important stories about power, freedom and corruption in the 21stcentury. Nick Davies is the author of numerous award-winning books, includingHack AttackandFlat Earth News. He also teaches masterclasses on investigative journalism, writes feature films and makes TV documentaries. This is the second episode of a two-part series; hear Nick and Sophie's earlier conversation here.

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