Journalist and author Andrew Fowler will be talking with UTS lecturer Helen Vatsikopoulos about the decline of the media as truth bringers.
Join us for a Q & A discussion focussing on topics including: Has social media changed conflict reporting? Can it help increase compliance with international humanitarian law? Can and should journalists be advocates for ending impunity for IHL violations?
“There is one hell of a fight going on in Australia to preserve our free press. We are increasingly seeing the rich and powerful resort to litigation to pursue journalists’ sources or lodge defamation writs purely to stop the publication of stories and scare off the rest of the media."
Nick McKenzie, Fairfax Media, 2014 Press Freedom Australia Address
This workhop aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of the operation of the suppression orders in the media and provides a range of legal and operational perspectives.
Join Zoe Daniel in discussion with Sophie McNeil.