Carlo de Benedetti gives annual Thomson Reuters Foundation lecture

Chairman of CIR talks on media freedom in Italy in a live discussion from the Reuters Centre for Excellence in Journalism, Oxford

  • This is the live blog of the annual Reuters Memorial Lecture, which this year is being given by Carlo de Benedetti, ownerof CIR, publisher of la Repubblica and l`Espresso newspapers. Your anchors will be Reuters UK and Ireland bureau chief Jon Bramley and Italian-born Cecilia Valente, a correspondent based in London. The lecture starts at 5:30.
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