You Can't Handle the Truth! Media's Dwindling Role in Democracy

Free Public Lecture

You Can't Handle the Truth! Media's Dwindling Role in Democracy

102
Melbourne Law School

Parkville campus

185 Pelham Street

See more events from

Melbourne Law School

Governments and journalists have always had an uneasy relationship. But relations are at a low ebb at present after a series of police raids on media agencies, the introduction of laws targeting whistleblowers and journalists, and a deepening divide over who should know what. Is national security becoming a fix-all for political insecurity? In Australia in 2019, media freedoms are under threat and globally our reputation as a strong democracy is under a cloud. The need to speak truth to power is as important as ever yet the public, the voters, the citizens are left wondering who to trust – the media or the government?

Join our esteemed panel to discuss what’s needed to restore trust.

All Free Public Lectures