What will become of the rights of investigative journalists and whistleblowers in the wake of Snowden, Assange and Manning? How can our media balance investigative surveillance with the government’s proposed new national security measures and freedom of speech? We’ll discuss the ethical issues and how to balance the public’s right to know with the law.
With Paul Farrell, Guardian Australia, Andrea Carson, University of Melbourne and Suelette Dreyfus, University of Melbourne. Chaired by Margaret Simons, director, Centre for Advancing Journalism.
Paul Farrell is a reporter at Guardian Australia. He produces investigations about immigration detention, national security and corporate affairs. He’s broken major stories about Australia’s immigration detention system and was the lead reporter on the Nauru files, the largest cache of l... Read more
Dr Andrea Carson is a lecturer in Media and Politics at the University of Melbourne. She is also an honorary fellow at the University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism. Her main research areas are the relationship between news media and democracy; the role of investigative journalism; and politica... Read more
Suelette Dreyfus is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. She is the Principal Researcher on the World Online Whistleblowing Survey, and part of an international team looking at the impact of technology on whistleblowing about wrongd... Read more
Margaret Simons is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University. In 2015, she won the Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism. Her recent books include Six Square Metres, Self-Made Man: The Kerry Stokes Story, What’s Next in Journalism?, Journalism at ... Read more
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