In conversation with Chuck Lewis: how to give the watchdog back its teeth
On Monday night 7th December, Journalismfund.eu, the Pascal Decroos Fund and deBuren have invited ICIJ founder and investigative journalism legend Chuck Lewis for a conversation with Belgian ICIJ member Kristof Clerix about investigative journalism, democracy and the importance of the fourth estate.
Charles 'Chuck' Lewis is nothing less than an investigative journalism legend. In a career spanning several decades, he and his organisations have been awarded numerous prizes. In 1989 Lewis founded the Center for Public Integrity, one of the most prestigious investigative journalism organisations in the United States, and in 1997, in the framework of the Center, the now-renowned International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ICIJ, which dominated world news with stories like #OffshoreLeaks, #LuxLeaks and #SwissLeaks.
Lewis wrote several journalistic bestsellers, such as The Buying of the President, in which he exposes the money flows behind several US presidential campaign and their implications. His most recent book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity takes on the almost intrinsic acts of deceit and manipulation by governments and companies vis-à-vis the public. Among other things, he highlights that the number of times Bush lied about the national security threat that Iraq posed in the run-up to the 2003 invasion, was 935.
On Monday night 7th December, Journalismfund.eu, the Pascal Decroos Fund and deBuren have invited Chuck for a conversation with Belgian investigative journalist and ICIJ member Kristof Clerix about investigative journalism, democracy and the importance of the fourth estate.
- When? Monday 7th December 2015 | 7.30 - 9.30 pm
- Where? deBuren, 6 Leopoldstraat, 1000 Brussel
- In English
- Tickets (free) via EventBrite