Press Barons and press freedom
RICHARD DESMOND banned Tom Bower, the author of a new biography of him as owner of the Express papers, celebrity magazines and "adult" TV channels, from entering the Express building to speak to the NUJ chapel.
Tom's other books include the unauthorised biographies of media moguls Robert Maxwell, Tiny Rowland and Richard Branson.
He will be heading a panel of speakers, chaired by NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet, at the NUJ's London headquarters to mark World Press Freedom Day.
Other speakers are to be confirmed.
It's on Tuesday 5 May from 18:30 to 21:00 at NUJ HQ, Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8DP (fifth floor): book here (via Eventbrite).