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The Walkley Foundation & MEAA present an online panel discussion

Join the MEAA and the Walkley Foundation on Thursday May 6 for the first in a series of webinars exploring MEAA’s Journalist Code of Ethics.

This first session takes a broad view of the Code and its values of honesty, fairness, independence and respect for the rights of others. The audience will hear the origins of the Code, how the Code is enforced, how complaints work.

There will also be discussion about the Code in practice – what does it look like in a working journalist’s day-to-day craft? The discussion will include conflicts of interest, attribution, sourcing, false equivalence, personal interest and protecting sources. Finally the panel will look at trust and integrity in the media, responding to research and surveys showing decreasing trust in the fake news/misinformation age.


  • Kate McClymont | Gold Walkley-winning investigative journalist | Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney)
  • Marisa Wikramanayake | Freelance journalist | MEAA Victorian Branch President (Melbourne)
  • Paul Karp | Guardian Australia Political Reporter (Canberra)


  • Mike Dobbie | MEAA Code of Ethics Committee Coordinator (Melbourne)
  • Sora Park | Professor of Communication at University of Canberra


  • Karen Percy | Walkley Foundation Director | MEAA Media Vice President


Date: Thursday May 6

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm AEST

Cost: $10 plus booking. All revenue will be donated to the Media Safety & Solidarity Fund.


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