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Media, Police and Crimes Against Women

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How is journalism changing when it comes to reporting on crimes against women? Why do some crimes, and some victims, get more press than others? And how does media coverage affect police investigations and the pursuit of justice in specific criminal cases?

For this Fifth Estate discussion, Sally Warhaft will be joined by former Victoria Police chief commissioner Christine Nixon and veteran crime journalist Andrew Rule. They’ll discuss prejudice and perception in media and police work.

How does public scrutiny help and hinder the police? How are media standards, and public standards, changing? What works, and what doesn’t, in solving and preventing, these kinds of crimes?

Dymocks Camberwell will be our bookseller at this event.

Featuring

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more

Christine Nixon

Christine Nixon is a Deputy Chancellor of Monash University, Chair of Monash College Pty Ltd and Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance. She was the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 2001 to 2009 and led the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority from 2009 to 2010. She co-wro... Read more

Andrew Rule

Andrew Rule has written about some of the biggest Australian crimes of the last 30 years and lived to tell the tale. Born in far eastern Victoria, he broke into journalism in Gippsland in the 1970s. Since then he has worked as a journalist for the Age and the Herald Sun and as a radio and televi... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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