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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Please go on the wait list as we may get some cancellations, or contact Dianne on 0414 243 326 or dcassen@sydneysalon.org

Recently, all major Australian newspapers redacted their front pages as part of a campaign by Australia’s Right To Know coalition to protest against moves by successive federal governments to penalise whistleblowing, and in some cases, criminalise journalism. In addition to this, journalism is under threat all over the world.

In an age where facts are subjective, fake news abounds, and the loudest voice with the deepest pockets often wins, how do we find integrity in journalism? How can we practice integrity in an industry that is facing such immense pressure from every side?

Integrity in journalism is so incredibly important. Without it, what do we have? Who better to discuss this critical topic than former Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, Guardian Australia's Editor Lenore Taylor and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, who is currently conducting a Senate inquiry into press freedom.

We hope you can join the conversation and look forward to seeing you on Thursday 21 November. Please contact Dianne Cassen on 0414 243 326 if you have any questions or special requests.

Our partner for this event is the Alliance for Journalists' Freedom. Thank you also to MediaSuper, our venue sponsor DLA Piper and our wine sponsor Freeman.

Speaker Bios:

Professor Peter Greste is an Australian-born journalist, author, mediafreedom activist and academic. He is a founding member of the Alliance for Journalists' Freedom, and the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland. He is also a regular contributor to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation and The Guardian. Peter was arrested on terrorism charges in 2013 and subsequently convicted to seven years in prison. After 400 days behind bars, and an intense international campaign, he was deported under a presidential decree. Peter has received multiple awards internationally and is a committed advocate of media freedom and journalist safety.

Lenore Taylor has been the editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia for three years and is the chair of the Walkley Judging Board. Lenore has been with Guardian Australia since its launch in May 2013, when she joined as political editor. Lenore has been honoured with two Walkley Awards and has twice won the Paul Lyneham Award for excellence in press gallery journalism. She is a formidable commentator on the Australian political landscape and has long been a regular guest on radio and television current affairs programs, including the ABC's Insiders.

Sarah Hanson-Young has been a Senator for South Australia since 2008, representing the Australian Greens. She is the youngest woman to be elected to federal parliament, taking office at the age of 25. Sarah is the Greens spokesperson for media and communications, and Chair of the Environment and Communications Reference Committee, which is currently conducting an inquiry into press freedom.

Alliance for Journalists' Freedom

(AJF) promotes media freedom worldwide and the right of journalists to report the news in freedom and safety. This includes working with Australian governments to ensure legislation supports media freedom. When journalists are silenced, democracy and human rights suffer. The AJF campaigns in the Asia-Pacific region, wherever journalists are censored, threatened, imprisoned or killed. Founded by Peter Greste, Peter Wilkinson and Chris Flynn after Peter's release from prison, the three recognised the great need for an organisation of this kind in our region.

Sydney Salon is a NFP discussion and networking forum for leaders, founded by Kim McKay AO and Michelle Wood in 2013.

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Level 22. No,1 Martin Place Sydney

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