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Newsquest editors to discuss secrecy fears

Freedom of information will be a key theme at the Newsquest editors’ annual conference being held in Bradford this month.

Key speakers on the subject will include Leader of the Opposition William Hague; Bob Satchwell, Director of the Society of Editors'; and Elizabeth France, Data Protection Commissioner and the Government’s prospective Information Commissioner. Brian Gallagher, editorial page editor of USA Today, will also talk about the US perspective on freedom of information.

Perry Austin-Clarke, editor of the Newsquest title the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, will welcome fellow group editors to the two-day event at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television on June 21-22.

As well as the hot debate on freedom of information and increased secrecy, the conference will be looking at digital media, training and the rise of giveaway daily regional newspapers.

At the end of the first day, Newsquest’s annual awards will be announced – to see our earlier story on the nominations click here

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