Helena Kennedy to be Acting Chair of Media Standards Trust

Helena Kennedy QC (Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws) is temporarily taking over the Chair of the Media Standards Trust, as Roger Graef, the founder of Films of Record, has stepped aside due to broadcasting commitments. Ten Alps/Films of Record has been commissioned to make a programme about the Leveson Inquiry, and although Roger Graef is not involved, he wants no suggestion that there may be any conflict of interest with the Media Standards Trust.

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Baroness Kennedy has been a member of the Media Standards Trust (MST) Board since its formation in 2006. She is one of the country’s leading lawyers, Chair of Justice – the UK arm of the International Commission of Jurists, and Co Chair of the International Bar Associations Institute of Human Rights. She sits on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and is a member of the Government’s Commission of a UK Bill of Rights.  She is a Labour Peer and Principal of Mansfield College Oxford

Sir David Bell, founding Chair of the MST, stood down when he was invited to join the Leveson Inquiry in July 2011 and Roger Graef took over as Acting Chair at that point.

The Media Standards Trust is a registered charity (Charity Number 1113680) and a company limited by guarantee.

For more information see www.mediastandardstrust.org, email martin.moore@mediastandardstrust.org or call 020 7727 5252.