Press Freedom Australia Dinner -Sydney

  • April 28, 2017
  • 6.30PM for 7.00PM
  • Ivy Ballroom, Ivy, 320 George Street, Sydney

Defending the public’s right to know is at the heart of journalism.

Join MEAA, the Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism and the International Federation of Journalists and show your support for journalists here and abroad by attending the 2017 Press Freedom Australia Dinner.

The dinner raises money for the Media Safety and Solidarity Fund, which provides support for journalists in conflict zones in the Asia-Pacific, as well as emergency assistance in times of disaster. It also funds the education of the children of slain journalists; see below for more details.

In the Asia-Pacific alone last year, 28 journalists were slain — deliberately targeted for their work. In total, 93 media workers worldwide died in targeted killings, bomb attacks and cross-fire incidents.

Event details
Date: Friday April 28, 2017
Time: 6.30PM for 7.00PM
Venue: Ivy Ballroom, Ivy, 320 George Street, Sydney
Dress: Cocktail attire
Tickets: Media, not-for-profits and Press Council conference attendees $160, others $385.
RSVP: Friday April 21. To book individual tickets or inquire about table sponsorship contact

Keynote speaker

In an era of “fake news”, “alternative facts” and mistrust of the media, who would want to be a political reporter?  The rise of Trump-ism is a game-changer for journalists, but SKY NEWS Political Editor and Walkley Award winner David Speers reckons there are great opportunities as well.  He explores what it takes to establish trust with audiences in today’s fractured media landscape and the need for political reporters to remain focused on finding the truth.

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Sandra Sully is a Journalist and Senior Editor with TEN Eyewitness News and one of the most recognisable and respected faces on Australian television.Sandra is the co-presenter of TEN Eyewitness News Sydney and has been part of the TEN News team since 1990. She celebrated her 25th anniversary at the network in 2015.


To find out more about the dinner and the Media Safety and Solidarity Fund CLICK HERE