Tessa Mayes is an investigative reporter and film director. She is currently in production with her first documentary feature film called The Queen & Us. She was the Production Consultant (Investigations) on Starsuckers (2009), the documentary feature film about celebrity and media culture.
Tessa has reported for BBC Panorama, ITV The Investigators and Channel 4 Cutting Edge and Sleepers investigative series. She has also contributed to the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, The Times, Cosmopolitan magazine, GQ magazine, the Spectator and spiked.
Publications by Tessa include Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age and Disclosure: media freedom and the privacy debate after Diana.
Restraint or Revelation: Free Speech and Privacy in a Confessional Age (spiked, 2002)
Disclosure: Media Freedom and the Privacy Debate After Diana (London International Research Exchange Media Group, 1998)
"This is an event where I feel that I can say exactly what I think - which is an extremely rare situation these days."
Geoff Dench, Senior fellow, Young Foundation