Win dinner with Lisa Wilkinson or Peter FitzSimons!

Both great supporters of press freedom, Nine Network Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson and journalist and author Peter FitzSimons have agreed to host two dinners to help raise funds to support journalists at risk throughout the Asia Pacific region.

The who’s who of Australia’s media will gather at Doltone House in Sydney on May 2 to honour World Press Freedom Day and fundraise for colleagues in need. Don’t miss out on your chance to bid for a fabulous evening with these top media personalities in the live auction on the night. Lisa or Peter – who will you choose?

Dinner at Tetsuya’s for you and six friends, hosted by Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimonsAustralia’s biggest-selling non-fiction author of the last ten years, Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald. He is also a regular http://whereslloyd.com/cls TV commentator, a former radio presenter with Mike Carlton on Radio 2UE and former Wallaby, playing seven Tests for Australia. Peter’s written more than 20 books including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age and biographies of Nancy Wake‚ Kim Beazley‚ Nick Farr-Jones‚ Les Darcy, Steve Waugh and John Eales.

You’ll savour a degustation dinner with matching wines for eight in a private room at the world-famous Tetsuya’s restaurant (www.tetsuyas.com) with the witty Peter FitzSimons as your host. Peter promises to be a gracious and entertaining host – and who knows what he’ll reveal?

Dinner at Aria Restaurant for you and four friends, hosted by Lisa Wilkinson

For more than three decades, Lisa has blazed a trail through the Australian media landscape, having excelled in all its forms: from setting the record as the youngest editor ever of a major national women’s magazine when she took the top job at Dolly at just 21 and managed to almost triple the circulation, to being headhunted by Kerry Packer to run Cleo for ten of its most successful years.

Lisa Wilkinson Orange lowresNext came radio, alongside Doug Mulray then Mike Carlton, and TV, from Beauty and The Beast, to hosting Weekend Sunrise, and for the last seven years co-hosting the Today Show on Channel Nine. More recently, Lisa excelled as the second-only female journalist asked to deliver the Andrew Olle lecture (2013).

This fantastic prize offers you and four guests a kitchen table dining experience for 6 guests at ARIA Restaurant. Conversation will be sparkling and the wine will be flowing – how could you refuse?

It’s not too late to book for the dinner!

Tickets are just $140 for members of the media/NGOs and $300 for others in the community. You’ll enjoy a three-course meal, fine wines and top-shelf entertainment as well as a revealing insiders account of investigative reporting from Walkley Award-winning journalists Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie, of Fairfax Media, with ABC senior journalist Philippa McDonald as emcee.

On the night, the winners of our amazing Press Freedom raffle will be drawn: a week in Broome thanks to Pinctada Cable Beach Resort & Spa (www.pinctadacablebeach.com.au) and Australia’s North-West Tourism (www.australiasnorthwest.com), new camera gear from Nikon Australia (www.mynikonlife.com.au) or a print from top photographer Pete Longworth (www.petelongworth.com).

To book a seat at the dinner, email Melissa.mcallister@alliance.org.au today!

All funds raised through the dinner, raffle and auction go into the Media Safety and Solidarity Fund to assist colleagues at risk in the Asia Pacific and their families in the event of their deaths. Support press freedom: It matters to all of us.