Photo: Tim Bauer

at The Wheeler Centre

PEN Lecture: The War on Journalism – How 9/11 Changed Everything

Due to a change in work schedule, our PEN Lecture with Peter Greste will now take place on Monday 16 July.

Since 9/11, the number of journalists who have been imprisoned for their work has risen steadily. In 2017, a record number were behind bars – most for crimes against the state such as treason, sedition or terrorism.

Academic and journalist Peter Greste, who was himself imprisoned in Egypt on terrorism charges, examines the way press freedom has steadily eroded to its worst point this century – and how Australia’s new national security laws are a troubling continuation of that trend.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Presented in partnership with PEN Melbourne and PEN Sydney.

Dymocks Camberwell will be our bookseller at this event.


Portrait of Peter Greste

Peter Greste

Professor Peter Greste is an Australian-born journalist, author, media freedom activist and academic. He is a founding member of the advocacy group, 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 AustralianThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe Conversation and The Guardian.


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