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A discussion about press freedom

Press freedom and investigative journalism

One of three public panel discussions at the State Library of Western Australia as part of our “Shining a light on the truth” program.

This year in Australia we’ve seen unprecedented attacks on journalists: from raids and digital surveillance to court suppression orders and pressure to reveal sources. Hear from an all-star panel of award-winning journalists about how important sources and whistleblowers are to investigative journalism; why this kind of reporting is critical to our democracy; and the risks journalists face in the current climate.

Find out more about our speakers here.

  • Hedley Thomas, The Australian, 2018 Gold Walkley-winner for The Teacher’s Pet podcast
  • Oliver Gordon, ABC Alice Springs & 2019 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year
  • Alison Sandy, Freedom of Information Editor, Seven News
  • Moderator: Dr Joseph Fernandez, Curtin University

State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Perth, WA, 6000

Date And Time
Saturday, November 2, 2019
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm AWST

$25 for individual session, or purchase a day pass to attend three sessions for $65.

MEAA members recieve a 40% discount.

Book your ticket on Eventbrite here.

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