INT-Media

PL key works

How the FO waged a secret propaganda war in Britain. Article. Observer

Jan 1978

Submitted item one. Article: ‘How the FO waged a secret propaganda war in Britain.’ The Richard Fletcher, George Brock and Phil Kelly. Additional research by Paul Lashmar, Tony Smart and Richard Oliver. Observer, 29 Jan 1978. Page 1.

UK Propaganda worked on. Article. Observer

Dec 1981

Submitted item two. Article: ‘UK Propaganda machine worked on in peacetime.’ David Leigh and Research by Paul Lashmar. The Observer. 20 December 1981. Role: David Leigh was the lead researcher on this project.

How MI5 vets BBC staff. Article. Observer

Aug 1985

Submitted item three. Article: Revealed: How MI5 vets BBC staff.’ David Leigh and Paul Lashmar. The Observer, 18 August 1985.

Wright to Expose MI5. Article. Observer

Dec 1986

Submitted item four. Article: "Wright to Expose MI5 ‘Treason’. David Leigh and Paul Lashmar. The Observer, 7 December 1986.

The Secrets Spread by Smiley’s People. Article. The Observer

Apr 1987

Submitted item five. Article: ‘The Secrets Spread by Smiley’s People.’ David Leigh and Paul Lashmar. The Observer, 26 April 1987

Spies in the Sky. Documentary. BBC Timewatch

Feb 1994

Submitted item six. Documentary: Producer/originator. ‘Spies in the Sky’, an investigation into Western spy plane overflights operations during the Cold War, for the BBC TV Timewatch series (and Arts & Entertainment Channel in the US) Paul Lashmar Broadcast: 9 Feb 94 and since. Role: Producer, originator and team leader.

Spyflights of the Cold War. Book.

Sept 1996

Submitted item seven. Book: "Spyflights of the Cold War", Paul Lashmar. published Sept 1996 by Sutton Publishing Ltd. Role:

How MI6 pushed Britain to join Europe. Article. S Tel

Apr 97

Submitted item eight. Article: “How MI6 pushed Britain to join Europe”. Paul Lashmar and James Oliver. The Sunday Telegraph. 27 April 1997. Role:

Britain's Secret Propaganda War 1948-1977: Book

Jun 1998

Submitted item nine. Book: Britain's Secret Propaganda War 1948-1977. Paul Lashmar and James Oliver. Sutton Publishing 1998.

MI6 officers use forged press passes. Article. Independent

Jun 1999

Submitted item ten. Article: ‘MI6 officers use forged press passes.’ Paul Lashmar. The Independent. June 14, 1999

How Britain eavesdropped on Dublin. Article. The Independent.

Jul 1999

Submitted item eleven. Article: ‘How Britain eavesdropped on Dublin.’ Duncan Campbell and Paul Lashmar. The Independent, July 16, 1999. Duncan Campbell was the lead on research and I was the staff reporter who worked with him. Role:

MI6 role in Cayman investigation exposed’. Article. Guardian

Jan 2003

Submitted item twelve. Article: ‘MI6 role in Cayman investigation exposed as Austin Powers farce’. Paul Lashmar. The Guardian, 18 January 2003.

MI6 and CIA: The New Enemy Within. Chapter.

Feb 2003

Submitted item thirteen. Chapter: (2003) ‘MI6 and CIA: The New Enemy Within’, Paul Lashmar & Ray Whitaker in ed. Sifry, M. & C. Cerf, The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions. Simon & Schuster, Touchstone, New York, p.479 originally published in The Independent on Sunday, 9 February 2003.

Revealed: How Blair used discredited WMD ‘evidence’. Article IOS

Jun 2003

Submitted item fourteen. Article: “Revealed: How Blair used discredited WMD ‘evidence’: UK intelligence chiefs warned claim that Iraq could activate banned weapons in 45 minutes came from unreliable defector. Ray Whitaker, Paul Lashmar and Andy McSmith Independent on Sunday. 1st June 2003.

MI6 helped drugs baron escape from open prison. Article. IOS

Jan 2004

Submitted item fifteen. Article. ‘MI6 helped drugs baron escape from open prison' Independent on Sunday. Paul Lashmar. January 18, 2004.

From shadow boxing to Ghost Plane. Academic Chapter

Jun 2008

Submitted item sixteen. Chapter: Author. “From shadow boxing to Ghost Plane: English journalism and the war on terror.” Paul Lashmar in Investigative Journalism. (ed): de Burgh, H. 2nd edition: 191-214. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon 2008.

Urinal or conduit? Academic paper

Jan 2013

Submitted item seventeen. Peer reviewed paper: “Urinal or conduit? Institutional information flow between the UK intelligence services and news media.” Paul Lashmar in Journalism: theory, practice and criticism. Published online 30 January 2013.

No More Sources paper

May 2016

Peer Reviewed paper. Journalism Practice May 2016

Putting Lives in Danger: Tinker, tailor, journalist, spy: the use of journalistic cover.”

13 September 2017

Journalism: theory, practice and criticism. Online First

PL CV Employment Chronology

The Observer

Jun 1978 - Sept 1989

Leigh Lashmar investigations team formed

Sept 1981

UK Press Awards Reporter of the Year

May 1986

PL injuncted over Spycatcher

Jul 1987

World in Action

Approx. Oct 1989 - Approx. Dec 1992

PL injunction - UK Govt loses at ECHR

jul 1991

Freelance

Jan 1993 - May 1998

Co-ordinator at Brook Lapping TV

Jan 1995 - May 1998

Independent

Jun 1998 - May 2001

PL accredited int reporter

Jan 2000 - Jan 2008

UC Falmouth lecturer

Sept 2001 - Jun 2007

Independent on Sunday

Sept 2001 - Jan 2008

Solent Univ lecturer

Sept 2007 - Sept 2009

Brunel staff lecturer

Sept 2009 - 30 September 2015

University of Sussex

1 October 2015

Putting Lives in Danger: Tinker, tailor, journalist, spy: the use of journalistic cover.”

13 September 2017

Journalism: theory, practice and criticism. Online First

Intelligence key dates

Wilson accuses MI5

jul 1977

Wilson's fears were publicised in July 1977 in an article in The Observer, in which he was quoted as claiming that a faction in the Service was mounting a "whispering campaign" against him and that he had been bugged. The allegations sparked an immediate political controversy to which the Prime Minister, James Callaghan, responded by instigating an internal inquiry. He issued a statement on 23 August 1977 which read:

"The Prime Minister has conducted detailed inquiries into the recent allegations about the Security Service and is satisfied that they do not constitute grounds for lack of confidence in the competence and impartiality of the Security Service, or for instigating a special inquiry.

IRD closed down

Jun 1978

Anthony Blunt, one of the Cambridge Spy Ring exposed

Nov 1979

Robin Cook introduces Private Member's Bill to expose MI6 to greater scrutiny

Jan 1980

MI6 fails to warn of Falkland Islands invasion

April 1982

Geoffrey Prime GCHQ staffer conviucted of spying for KGB

NOv 1982

Sarah Tisdall leaks on cruise missile deployment

Approx. 1983

Ban on Trade Unions at GCHQ

1984

Stella Rimington, as Assistant Director of MI5's F Branch, covers the miners' strike for MI5.

1984 - 1985

Michael Bettaney, MI5 Officer turned KGB spy convicted

Jun 1984

ECHR says UK telephone tapping contrary to HR law

Jun 1984

Sunday Times story about NUM Chief Executive Roger Windsor's fund-raising meeting with Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi.

October 28, 1984

There are subsequent allegations that Windsor was an MI5 'mole' within the NUM, which are denied by both Windsor and MI5.

Roger Windsor has since won libel damages in relation to this allegation.

Clive Ponting and the Belgrano sinking

Approx. 1985

Interception of Communications Act. The UK Home Secretary must now sign warrants for phone taps and a commissioner (a judge) has to report on tapping every year.

1985

Former MI5 Officer Cathy Massiter expresses disquiet about MI5's over zealous definition of term "subversive" in Channel 4's 20/20 Vision programme "MI5's Official Secrets".

March 8, 1985

Ms Massiter reveals the National Council for Civil Liberties and CND are classified as 'subversive'.

She claims MI5's definition of subversion was being distorted and widened, saying: "We were violating our own rules. It seemed to be getting out of control."

MI6 double agent Oleg Gordievsky defects

Jul 1985

On 19 July 1985, Gordievsky went for his usual jog, but he instead managed to evade his KGB tails and boarded a train to the Finnish border, where he was met by British embassy cars and smuggled across the border into Finland, then flown to England via Norway.

Spycatcher affair

Jan 1986 - Jan 1988

John Stalker suspended from inquiry

Aug 1986

SAS shot 3 IRA dead on Gibraltar

Mar 1988

The Official Secrets Act is revised so removing the public interest defence for 'whistle-blowers' like Cathy Massiter who speak out against MI5.

1989

Security Service Act puts MI5 on a statutory basis for the first time.

December 18, 1989

18 December 1989 - The new Security Service Tribunal is established to review warrants and investigate complaints from the public. It is chaired by Lord Justice Sir Murray Stuart-Smith. Between 1989 and 1997 275 complaints are made but none are upheld

Matrix Churchill trial

Jan 1992 - Jun 1992

Intelligence Services Act

Apr 1994

Creation of Intelligence and Security Committee

Jun 1994

Scott Inquiry Reports

Feb 1996

MI5 statutory remit to include supporting the law enforcement agencies in their work against serious crime

01 jun 1996

In 1996, legislation formalised the extension of the Security Service's statutory remit to include supporting the law enforcement agencies in their work against serious crime.

MI6 agent jailed for selling secrets

June 1997

In 1997, a former MI6 agent, Richard Norwood, was jailed for a year for passing secrets over to Russia.

Former MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson jailed

Oct 1997

October 1997. Arrested and imprisoned in UK. I had to pay for my own defence. I decided I could not afford a long trial, so pleaded guilty. Imprisoned for 12 months (released on parole after six months).

Cold War ends

Dec 1999

9/11

Sept 2001

MI6 told CIA mistreating prisoners

10 Jan 2002

An MI6 officer, in one of the first British interrogations in Afghanistan after 9/11, tells London the suspect had been mistreated by Americans before questioning began. This is reported by the Intelligence and Security committee (ISC), the MPs and peers supposed to oversee MI5 and MI6.

Niger Uranium claim for Iraq War first made (false claim)

May 2002

MI6 receives the 45-minute intelligence report

29 Aug 2002

29 August 2002

MI6 receives the 45-minute intelligence report - Lord Butler says it came "third hand" through a main well-established source via a second link in the reporting chain and originally an Iraqi military source - the middle link had since proved unreliable.

45 Min claim published

Sept 2002

24 September 2003

The dossier is published with a foreword from Tony Blair, which says: "The document discloses that his military planning allows for some of the WMD to be ready within 45 minutes of an order to use them."

Katherine Gun and US pressure on ntions prior to attack on Iraq

2003

'Dodgy Dossier' published

Feb 2003

Colin Powell addressed a plenary session of the United Nations Security Council

05 Feb 2003

Colin Powell addressed a plenary session of the United Nations Security Council, stating categorically that Saddam Hussein was working to obtain key components to produce nuclear weapons.

Iraq War 2

Mar 2003 - Apr 2003

Operation Crevice arrests

Mar 2004

Blair changes policy on torture

24 May 2004

In apparent response to Abu Ghraib pictures, Tony Blair writes to the ISC to tell it of changes to the UK interrogation policy passed to MI5 officers and MI6 officers in January 2002.

ISC adviser John Morrison fired for appearing on TV

Jun 2004

Lord Butler's inquiry concludes that the 45 minute claim should not have been included

14 Jul 2004

Lord Butler's inquiry concludes that the 45 minute claim should not have been included in the dossier without explanations of what it referred to.

The report also reveals MI6 now says the intelligence report on the claim "has come into question", with doubts cast about one of the links in the reporting chain.

7/7 Bombing

Jul 2005

Revealed that MI5 holds secret files on 272,000 individuals

jul 2006

MI5 holds secret files on 272,000 individuals—equivalent to one in 160 adults

Head of MI5 resigns

21 April 2007

Eliza Manningham-Buller resigns.

MI5 defends torture liaison

15 oct 2009

Jonathan Evans, defends MI5's co-operation with agencies known to torture: "In my view we would have been derelict in our duty if we had not worked, circumspectly, with overseas liaisons."

MI6 officer found dead

23 Aug 2010

Gareth Williams' decomposing naked body is discovered padlocked inside a holdall in a bath in his top-floor flat in Pimlico, half a mile from MI6's headquarters in the capital.

Wikileaks releases US Diplomatic Cables

11/28/2010

On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and five major newspapers from Spain (El País), France (Le Monde), Germany (Der Spiegel), the United Kingdom (The Guardian), and the United States (The New York Times) started simultaneously to publish the first 220 of 251,287 leaked confidential – but not top-secret (dated from 28 December 1966 to 28 February 2010).[

bin Laden is killed in a U.S. raid

05/01/2011

May 1, 2011: bin Laden is killed in a U.S. raid on his compound in Pakistan.

Snowden turns whistleblower

Jun 2013

Wikileaks begins release of Afghan and Iraq war logs

07/15/2014

In July, WikiLeaks released 92,000 documents related to the war in Afghanistan between 2004 and the end of 2009 to the publications The Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel. The documents detail individual incidents including "friendly fire" and civilian casualties.

Media Intelligence key dates

Cathy Massiter reveals MI5 surveillance

Feb 1985

Channel Four

Zircon - BBC Affair

Dec 1986 - Jan 1987

Spycatcher court case Australia

jun 1987

Waldegrave Initiative

Jun 1992

The so-called ‘Waldegrave initiative’ of 1992 (which resulted the following year in official proposals for more ‘Open Government’) challenged the traditional British presupposition that all official matters were secret until government specifically decided otherwise.

MI6 officially acknowledged

Jun 1994

Shayler MI5 and Tomlinson MI6 affairs

Jul 1997 - Jul 1999

Gilligan broadcast

May 2003

Hutton Inquiry

Aug 2003 - Jan 2004

Stephen Gray's investigation into Rendition

Jan 2004 - Jan 2005

Observer journalist David Rose apologises for supporting Iraq War

Sept 2007

Guardian starts Snowden publication

06/07/2013

PL journalism output

Phone Tapping. Article. Observer

jul 1980

Police suicide link MI6. Article. Observer

Jan 82

MI6 Mata Hari. Article. Observer

Mar 1982

Boss Man flies home. Article. Observer

sept 1982

Part of a run of stories on S African intelligence agency Boss.

MI5 stood by. Article. Observer

Dec 1982

MI6 Double Glazer. Article. The Observer

Feb 1983

UK Agents stage Third World Plots. Article. Observer

May 1983

IRA war of the air waves. Article. Observer.

Jul 1983

Big Brother. Feature. Observer

Jan 1984

Bettaney Spy case reveals MI5 bungles. Article. Observer

Apr 84

MI5 spy linked to Moscow killing. Article. Observer

May 1984

MI5 double agent defects. Article. Observer

Oct 1984

MI5 in Legal Moves. Article. Observer

Dec 1984

Secret Service cash soars. Article. Observer

Mar 1985

Secrets Act used to hide GCHQ scandals. Article. Observer

Jun 1985

Havers in dock over spy trial. Article. Observer

Oct 1985

Lax GCHQ 'a security disaster'. Article. Observer

Nov 1985

The Stalking of Stalker. Feature. Observer

Jun 1986

Part of a long series of articles

Court gags reports on MI5. Article. Observer

Jul 1986

Part of a series of articles

Thatcher defies MI5 storm. Article. Observer

Nov 1986

Zircon Leak. Article. Observer

Jan 1987

Special Branch raids BBC. Article. Observer

Feb 1987

Test back MI5 'dirty tricks' allegations. Article.Observer

Jul 1987

MI5 bid to blacklist Anna Ford. Article. Observer

Sept 1987

Observer spy ban relaxed. Article. Observer

Jan 1988

Ex-MI6 chief breaks silence

Jan 1988

MI6 'blew up Jewish ships'. Article. Observer

May 1988

GCHQ taps into varsity research. Article. Observer

jul 1988

MI6 linked to Contra sabotage

Jul 1988

Gibraltar witness committed perjury. Article. Observer

Nov 1988

Part of a long series of articles

MI5 file on 'nerve gas' Briton. Article. Observer

Jan 1989

Scotland Yard's Secret Cocaine Conspiracy. Book

May 1990

The night the RAF 'bombed' Russian. Article D. Tel

Feb 1994

Covert in glory. Feature. New Statesman

Jan 1995

Russia's Secret War. Documentary. BBC Timewatch

Jan 1996

21 Jan 1996 Tx: Producer/originator of BBC TV Timewatch programme "RUSSIA'S SECRET WAR" on Stalin's role in the Korean War.

Baiting the Bear. Documentary. BBC Timewatch

Oct 1996

8 Oct 1996 Tx: Producer/originator of BBC TV Timewatch programme "BAITING THE BEAR" - how the real life Dr Strangelove generals brought us close to Armageddon.

Eden vetoed U2 spy flights. Article. Guardian

Mar 1998

MI6 AGENTS UNMASKED ON THE NET. Article. Independent

May 1998

MI6 AGENTS UNMASKED ON THE NET

MI5 WAS FEUDING WITH MOSSAD WHILE KNOWN TERRORISTS STRUCK. Article, Independent

Jun 1998

Robot subs take film of sunken Gaul. Article. Independent.

Aug 1998

MI6 'kill Milosevic' plot

Sept 1998

How we destroyed Sukarno; Foreign Office 'dirty tricks'. Article. Independent

dec 1998

How we destroyed Sukarno; Foreign Office 'dirty tricks' helped overthrow Indonesia's President Sukarno in 1966. Over the next 30 years, half a million people died.

BYLINE: By Paul Lashmar and James Oliver

FO tried to hire Benn as propagandist

Dec 1998

BYLINE: By Paul Lashmar

SECTION: TITLE PAGE; Page 1

LENGTH: 284 words

A SECRET-SERVICE unit in the Foreign Office tried to recruit Tony Benn, the left-wing MP, and offered him a generous salary to write anti-Communist articles for the media. He turned it down on his father's advice.

The Foreign Office's Information Research Department (IRD), a covert unit set up after the war to fight Soviet influence, sought out the young Anthony Wedgwood Benn in the 1950s, describing him as "a really brilliant young man". IRD documents recently released by the Foreign Office show Mr Benn was approached in 1950 by Colonel Leslie Sheridan, a former Daily Mirror journalist and wartime Special Operations Executive officer. Mr Benn had just been elected MP for Bristol East when Sheridan offered him the job.

MI6 officers worked in Iraq as UN inspectors. Article. Independent

January 25, 1999

MI6 OFFICERS USE FORGED PRESS PASSES. Article. The Independent

June 14, 1999

MI6 OFFICERS on undercover missions abroad are posing as journalists, an Independent investigation reveals, and they are using false National Union of Journalist (NUJ) cards in the former Yugoslavia.

Sources close to the intelligence services say MI6 officers have long posed as reporters, a disguise more popular than that of businessmen or academics. "Around 40 per cent of MI6 officers sent abroad on missions use journalistic credentials," said one former British intelligence officer. MI6 has a special unit that produces forged documents.

WIDOW OF MP DENIES HE SPIED FOR RUSSIA. Article. Independent

Sept 1999

WODEHOUSE SECRETLY IN PAY OF THE NAZIS, SAY MI5 FILES. Articles. Independent

Sept 1999

SPY SCANDAL: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF A QUIET OLD LADY. Article. Independent.

Sept 1999

SPY CHIEFS IN TROUBLE FOR NOT INFORMING MINISTERS. Article. Independent

sept 1999

SPY WHO EXPOSED MONEY LAUNDERERS FACES DEATH, Article, Independent

Nov 1999

TAPPED CONVERSATIONS OF MCGUINNESS AND ADAMS. Article Dec 1999

Dec 1999

COOK REFUSES TO DENY BRITAIN BUGGED DUBLIN. Artilce. Independent

Jan 2000

'STASI SPY' LECTURER GETS 18-MONTH SUSPENSION. Article. Independent

Feb 2000

OUTCRY AS MI6 FILE ON GADDAFI IS POSTED ON NET. Article. Independent

Feb 2000

MINISTERS ARE to be chall- enged over a serious security breach after an internal MI6 document implicating Britain in a 1996 attempt to kill Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was posted on the internet.

MPS GO TO COURT OVER PERSONAL MI5 FILES. Article. Independent

Feb 2000

BRITAIN'S intelligence services, MI5 and MI6, are to be challenged in the courts by a group of MPs and campaigning organisations seeking to overturn the blanket secrecy surrounding personal files.

INTERNET LEAK PROMPTED MOVE AGAINST SHAYLER. Article. Independent

Feb 2000

STUDENT QUESTIONED OVER LINKS TO SHAYLER. Article. Independent

Mar 2000

PAPERS FIGHT GAG OVER SHAYLER'S MI6 COUP CLAIM. Article. Independent

Mar 2000

MI6 SPREAD LIES TO PUT KILLER IN POWER; Article. Independent

Apr 2000

REVEALED: HEALEY ADMITS ROLE IN BRITISH DIRTY TRICKS CAMPAIGN TO OVERTHROW INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT SUKARNO

SHAYLER IS ACCUSED OF 'RECKLESS' NEW LEAK. Artivcle. Independent

Apr 2000

PROFILE: STELLA RIMINGTON - RESPECTABLE FACE OF ESPIONAGE. Article. Independent

May 2000

'MI6 LINKS' ALLOW DRUG SMUGGLER TO STAY FREE IN SPAIN. Article. Independent

June 2000

A CONVICTED British drug smuggler who escaped from Ford Open Prison 10 years ago is living openly on Spain's "Costa del Crime". But the Government is refusing to comment on why it is not seeking the extradition or deportation of Joe Wilkins, a well known London gangland figure of the 1960s.

MI5 'SHOULD HAVE CONSULTED' ON MELITA NORWOOD. Article. Independent

June 2000

HOW THE US USES GCHQ INTELLIGENCE TO SPY ON BRITISH FIRMS. Article. Independent

Jul 2000

REVEALED: 30 MORE NATIONS WITH SPY STATIONS. Article. Independent

Jul 2000

MI5 AND MI6 ORDERED TO OPEN FILES TO THE PUBLIC. Article. Independent

Jul 2000

WARTIME MI5 CHIEF WAS ON SIDE OF NAZIS. Article. Independent

Jul 2000

INTELLIGENCE OFFICER NAMED IN FINUCANE MURDER. Article. Independent

Sept 2000

INQUIRY INTO LEAK OF MI5 CHIEF'S MEMOIRS. Article. Independent

Sep 2000

HI-TECH FORTRESS WHERE SECRECY REIGNS SUPREME. Article. Independent

Sep 2000

SECRETS CHARGES AGAINST EX-ARMY OFFICER DROPPED. Article. Independent

Nov 2000

LENGTH: 456 words

OFFICIAL SECRETS Act charges against the former bomb disposal officer Lt-Col Nigel Wylde were dropped yesterday. The case was due to be heard at the Old Bailey in three weeks' time and prosecution lawyers had applied only last week for it to be heard in secret.

Lt-Col Wylde was charged earlier this year with handing over secrets to a journalist about classified surveillance computers used by the British military in Northern Ireland.

MI5 FILES:. Article. Independent

Nov 2000

MI5 FILES: REVEALED: THE MAN WHO STARTED WORLD WAR TWO;
WARTIME REPORTS DESCRIBE HOW POLAND WAS DRAGGED INTO CONFLICT AND HOW A BRITISH HERO BECAME A JAPANESE SPY

BRITISH FIRM DENIES LINKS TO TERRORIST. Article. Independent

Jan 2001

BRITISH FIRM DENIES LINKS TO TERRORIST;
LINCOLNSHIRE INVESTMENT GROUP ADMITS TO ARMS DEALER CONNECTION BUT DENIES ANY CONTACT WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN

UK ANTI-TERRORIST STAND BUCKLED DURING HIJACKINGS:. Article. Independent

Jan 2001

January 1, 2001, Monday

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE FILES: TERRORISM - UK ANTI-TERRORIST STAND BUCKLED DURING HIJACKINGS:

THE SPY WHO FAILED TO SHOW IN THE COLD. Article. Independent

Jan 2001

OPERATION BIG Breach, a dastardly plot to discredit MI6 by revealing its innermost secrets, appeared to be on hold yesterday. The John le Carre- style denouement of this dark plan was to have been a press conference in Moscow to launch the book by the renegade MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson Big Breach: From Top Secret to Maximum Securit

MEDIA: THE NAME'S JAMES BOND - HERE'S MY NUJ CARD. Article. The Independent

01/30/2001

THE RENEGADE MI6 officer, Richard Tomlinson, has confirmed that British intelligence officers working undercover abroad often pose as journalists, using forged National Union of Journalists (NUJ) press passes. That may be one of the less-newsworthy aspects of his book, to judge from the way it has gone unreported, but for journalists it is hugely serious.

Eighteen months ago The Independent revealed that MI6 officers had used "deep cover" as reporters to work in Yugoslavia during the Bosnian War. While long suspected, MI6's practice of using journalistic cover sends shivers down the spine of foreign correspondents, who will now find it even harder to persuade gun-toting militia everywhere that they are not, in fact, spies.

SHAYLER INSISTS TRIAL IS OF THE STATE, NOT HIM. Article. Independent

Apr 2001

HOSTILITY OVER SPY FLIGHTS IS NOTHING NEW. Article. Independent

Apr 2001

SPY PLANE: HOSTILITY OVER SPY FLIGHTS IS NOTHING NEW - BUT IT'S NORMALLY KEPT SECRET

MI6 SEARCHES FOR TERROR CELLS BASED IN BRITAIN. Article. IOS

Sept 2001

AMERICA AT WAR: Article. IOS

Sept 2001

PIECE BY PIECE, THE JIGSAW OF TERROR REVEALED; IOS INVESTIGATION. Article. IOS

Sept 2001

WAR ON TERROR - THE FRONT LINE - THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER. Article. IOS

Oct 2001

MI5 TARGETS 20 SUSPECTS FOR INTERNMENT. Article. IOS

Nov 2001

FBI STEPS UP HUNT FOR SHOE BOMBER'S TASKMASTERS. Article. IOS

Dec 2001

HOW AL-QA'IDA'S WEB OF TERROR LED FROM AFGHANISTAN TO LEICESTER. Article. IOS

Jan 2002

AL-QA'IDA PLANNED TO HIT NUCLEAR PLANTS'. Article. IOS

Sept 2002

SEPTEMBER 11: AL-QA'IDA PLANNED TO HIT NUCLEAR PLANTS';
ANNIVERSARY ATTACKS: FOILED PLOT AGAINST US ARMY BASE RAISES NEW ALARM OVER AL-QA'IDA THREAT

MYSTERY DEEPENS OVER BIN LADEN'S AMBASSADOR. Article. IOS

Oct 2002

DID AUTHORITIES ALLOW THE UK'S MOST WANTED MAN TO REMAIN AT LARGE?. Article. IOS

Oct 2002

AL-QA'IDA SUSPECTS IN BELMARSH PRISON ARE KEY TO UK TERROR THREAT. Article. IOS

Nov 2002

FIRST IRAQ. NOW KOREA. EVERY DAY WE EDGE CLOSER TO WAR. Article. IOS

Dec 2002

RICIN MADE FOR USE IN RANDOM KILLING SPREE'. Article. IOS

Jan 2003

TERRORIST SLEEPERS' SLIP INTELLIGENCE NET.Article. IOS

Jan 2003

ON THE BRINK OF WAR: THE INTELLIGENCE BATTLE - AL-QA'IDA. Article. IOS

Jan 2003

ON THE BRINK OF WAR - WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. Article. IOS

Feb 2003

ON THE BRINK OF WAR: THE SPIES' REVOLT MI6 AND CIA: Article. IOS

Feb 2003

FOCUS: TERRORISM - WHAT DO THEY KNOW?: Article. IOS

Feb 2003

THE ENEMY WITHIN; SIX MORE ARRESTS AS SECURITY SERVICES WARN. Article. IOS

May 2003

THE SAUDI CONNECTION: FOCUS: TERROR. Article. IOS

May 2003

LABOUR MPS CHALLENGE BLAIR OVER IRAQ'S WMDS. Artilce. IOS

May 2003

NO REVIEW FOR MI6 OVER ARMS SEARCH. Article. IOS

May 2003

THE WMD FIASCO: WHEELS FALL OFF THE MOBILE LABS'. ARTICLE. IOS

Jun 2003

INTELLIGENCE CHIEF ACCUSES BLAIR OF CREDIBILITY GAP' OVER WMD. Article. IOS

Jun 2003

SADDAM DESTROYED WEAPONS IN 1990S'. Article. IOS

Jul 2003

HIDDEN, DESTROYED OR NEVER THERE - WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WEAPONS?. Article. IOS

Jul 2003

BLAIR'S AFRICAN URANIUM CLAIM AN UNLIKELY DEDUCTION'. Article. IOS

Jul 2003

AL-QA'IDA TRAINED OVER 100,000 TERRORISTS. Artilce. IOS

Jul 2003

THE DEATH OF DAVID KELLY: THE EXPERT'S DOUBTS. Artilce. IOS

Jul 2003

BLAIR MUST APOLOGISE FOR KELLY SLUR, SAYS IDS. Article. IOS

Aug 2003

BOGUS IRAQI DEFECTORS MAY HAVE DUPED ALLIED SPIES. Article. IOS

Aug 2003

BRITAIN'S SECURITY SERVICES BELIEVE IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME. Artyicle. IOS

NOv 2003

QUESTIONS OF TERROR: THE HOME FRONT. Article. IOS

Mar 2004

MASSACRE IN MADRID: THE 13TH BACKPACK. Article. IOS

Mar 2004

TERROR IN BRITAIN: THE TERROR TIMEBOMB. Article. IOS

Apr 2004

THE AL-QA'IDA AGENT RECRUITING YOUNG MUSLIMS. Article. IOS

Apr 2004

THE EXECUTIONER: TERRORIST WHO USED THE INTERNET TO STRIKE FEAR. Article. IOS

Jun 2004

JACK' IDEMA AND THE BOUNTY HUNTERS OF KABUL. Article. IOS

Jul 2004

JOHN SCARLETT, HIS COVER BLOWN. Article. IOS

Aug 2004

9/11 THE LEGACY: LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. Article. IOS

Sept 2004

THIS IS THE TOWER AT CANARY WHARF. Article. IOS

Nov 2004

THE 7/7 TERROR CELL: REVEALED: Article. IOS

Jul 2005

'TRYING TO HIT AL-QA'IDA IS LIKE TRYING TO HIT JELLY'. Article. IOS

Jul 2005

ATTACKS ON LONDON: HOW MANY MORE ARE OUT THERE?; Article. IOS

Jul 2005

BRITISH BOMBER HAD LINKS WITH AL-QA'IDA. Article. IOS

Jul 2005

TERROR IN THE UK: THIS MAN TALKS OF WAR. Article. IOS

Sept 2005

Playing with Fire. Documentary. German TV

Aug 2006

Consultant and interviewee for German TV documentary on spyflights: Playing with Fire – The Hot Sky in the Cold War Broadcast date: Summer of 2006, ARTE 52-minute version; Spring of 2007, MDR 45-minute version.

The plot Bigger than 7/7? Worse than 9/11? Article. IOS

Aug 2006

Surveillance UK; Airports are getting back to normal. Article. IOS

Aug 2006

Security stepped up for Britain's top Muslims. Article. IOS

Feb 2007

On 7/7 anniversary, Jeep passenger appears in court over bomb attacks

Jul 2007

The hunt for the London terrorists; Article. IOS

Jul 2007

Fourth Edition Al-Qa'ida's voice threatens once more. Article. IOS

Jul 2007

"The Media and war on terror" Augmented podcast

07/06/2010

Augmented podcast. Lashmar, Paul (series editor and contributor). Analysis of the critical issues facing journalism today: augmented podcasts series for Henry Stewart Talks. Contributed 50 minute analysis of the media and the war on terror. Other contributors to the series include Professor Chris Frost (Liverpool John Moores University), Prof Dr Damian Tambini (Polis at LSE), Alex Thomson (C4 News), Professor Richard Keeble (Lincoln), Dr Paul Bradshaw (City University), Dr Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths College), Charlie Beckett (Polis at LSE), Professor Ivor Gaber (City and Bedfordshire Universities), Granville Williams (CPBF) and Dr Kari Anden-Papadopoulos (Stockholm University).

“Blonde on Blonde: Wikileaks versus the Official Sources”. Book Chapter

08/06/2011

Lashmar, Paul. 2011. “Blonde on Blonde: Wikileaks versus the Official Sources” in Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive. Editors: Mair, J., Keeble, R.L. 1st: 107-121. Suffolk: Abramis.

The ‘Five Eyes’ are watching you: A new paradigm in the relationship between journalists and sources in age of meta-data. Conference Paper

01/09/2014

Lashmar, P. The ‘Five Eyes’ are watching you: A new paradigm in the relationship between journalists and sources in age of meta-data. MeCCSA Annual Conference 2014, Bournemouth University 8th - 10th January 2014