Financial Times' Lionel Barber to face more questions
Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor at The Independent, i paper and Independent on Sunday. He covers news from the whole media sector from television, press, radio and advertising to technology. His weekly column on the media appears every Monday in The Independent and i paper. He also writes on media, music and culture, including long-form pieces for The Independent’s Saturday magazine and the Independent on Sunday’s magazine, New Review. He is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s What The Papers Say and a specialist commentator to Monocle 24 radio. He has contributed to most major broadcast outlets including BBC television and radio, CNN, Sky News, Al Jazeera and LBC. He has also written on media for GQ magazine. Ian has been reporting on the media industry for The Independent for more than a decade. Previously he was the newspaper’s Home Affairs Editor. He worked at The Sunday Times for five years, including as a member of the investigative Insight team, covering stories on political funding, industrial espionage and the arms industry. Previously he worked in ITV for London Weekend Television, on a weekly current affairs programme presented by Danny Baker. Ian trained at the Birmingham Post & Mail and was Regional Reporter of the Year in Press Gazette’s national awards.
Monday 23 July 2012
Six months after appearing at the Leveson Inquiry, Lionel Barber, editor of the “Financial Times”, is due to be questioned at a very different hearing this afternoon when he will publicly defend his actions at an employment tribunal.
Steve Lodge is claiming unfair dismissal after being sacked from his job as a money writer at the FT after four and a half years for allegedly threatening a colleague. Barber's role in the affair will come under scrutiny after the National Union of Journalists chapel at the Pink Un claimed the sacking "cast grave doubts" over the paper's disciplinary procedures.
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