New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
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Peter Greste spent 400 days in jail for doing his job. All over the world, journalists pay with their liberty and sometimes their lives in pursuit of one simple thing: the truth. Should there be a charter of journalistic freedom in international law? In conversation with media law experts Jason Bosland and Daniel Joyce, Peter Greste will discuss how such a charter might be implemented, and why protecting journalists matters.
Presented by the Centre for Advancing Journalism and the Centre for Media and Communications Law at the University of Melbourne.
Peter Greste has worked as a foreign correspondent for the past 25 years.
After the 9/11 attacks, he briefly returned to Afghanistan as a part of the BBC’s award-winning coverage of the collapse of the Taliban. Peter relocated to Africa in 2003, reporting from some of Eastern and Southern Africa’s most volatile regions and in 2011, he won a prestigious Peabody Award for a BBC documentary on Somalia.
Later that year, he joined Al Jazeera as its East Africa correspondent. He was arrested in Egypt in December 2013, and while in prison, he won both Walkley and British Royal Television Society judges awards for his defense of press freedom.
Jason Bosland is deputy director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne Law School, where he teaches communications and intellectual property law. He holds degrees from the University of Melbourne and the London School of Economics. His primary research interests lie in media law, including defamation and privacy, open justice and the media, contempt of court and freedom of speech.
Dr Daniel Joyce is a lecturer at UNSW Law, and directs the digital media and human rights project for the Australian Human Rights Centre. Daniel is an affiliated research fellow with the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki.
His main research and teaching interests are in international law and media law. Daniel has been a visiting research fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge and at Columbia Law School, and is a laureate of the Junior Faculty Forum for International Law in 2014.
Daniel is admitted, and practises as a barrister in New South Wales. He is the author (with David Rolph, Matt Vitins and Judith Bannister) of Media Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary, Second Edition (Oxford University Press, 2015). His current research is focused on the media and human rights.
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Hear from some of the brightest minds in the media at this three-day series of discussions and workshops on the present and future of journalism. Including Brett McLeod, Katharine Murphy, Emma Alberici, Julian Burnside and more.
New News is presented in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and Monash University.