"Without Mary's determination, so much of what we know about our collective past would still remain hidden."
Abuse victim Andrew Madden, author of 'Altar Boy: A Story of Life After Abuse'. Click here to read further tributes about Mary Raftery.
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund was established by the friends and family of investigative journalist Mary Raftery, who died in January 2012. The aim of the fund is to promote more in-depth investigative coverage of issues close to Mary’s heart and on which she focused her groundbreaking investigative work. The fund offers an opportunity for journalists to carry out detailed investigations into these areas of society and to expose any injustices that might exist. For more information about the fund please visit http://maryrafteryfund.ie/about/.
Following hugely successful events in 2014 and 2015, this year’s Investigations Seminar explored two key themes – the legacy of investigative documentary making and the legal responsibilities a filmmaker has. Areas discussed included the long-term impact of investigative documentary films on society, history and participants and the responsibility involved in handling research and undercover work.
Listen back to a number of podcasts recorded on the day here.
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