Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Seminar

RTÉ is once again proud to support the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund upcoming seminar entitled

‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’. Documentary Film Making: Ethics. Platforms. Challenges. 

The seminar is on Friday 9 October 2015, 10.30 – 17.30, at the IFI, Eustace Street, Dublin. Full details of the seminar are available here.

The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund was established in memory of investigative journalist Mary Raftery, whose pioneering investigative work uncovered series abuses and scandals within Irish life.

The seminar will provide a unique opportunity for viewing and discussion of investigative work, and a chance to gain insights into the challenges faced by experienced journalists and documentary film-makers in the context of the changing media environment.

Courtesy of the RTÉ Archives, it also provides an opportunity to see the acclaimed RTÉ series Behind the Walls (2011), the final documentary series made by Mary Raftery.  The day-long seminar will include a number of panel discussions which will be chaired by Miriam O’Callaghan, Olivia O’Leary and Keelin Shanley.