Monday June 24 at 12:00-15:00
Exposing scientific or medical wrongdoing has always garnered a great deal of media attention. The notion of a scandal is a powerful driver of emotions and debate and tends to raise a number of fundamental questions regarding justice and trust in society, as well as experts. The role of the media is central in formulating and impacting our views on a specific topic.
In this session we explore the process of exposing fraud from a number of perspectives. What is the impact of exposing fraud on those who are doing it, those who are exposed, and the people who are affiliated or associated with those who are accused? How does the life of those who expose fraud change as they become embroiled in scandals?
Session is organised by Nordic Committee on bioethics.
Speakers and topics:
Jørgen Øllgaard (Denmark): The role of the press: Journalistic exposition of scientific fraud (a case), the scientists reaction – and newsjournalists following sensationalism
David Finer (Sweden): Medical muckraking: some Swedish examples
Brian Deer (UK): Doctoring the evidence