Internet, journalism, media & publishing
Fringe Debate: Break the Internet
A potato flew around my room before you came, Pepe the Frog NFT, black TikTok creators on strike, Barbz calling out Lana stans, everything happens so much. Did Kim Kardashian break the internet or has the internet already broken us?
The internet once promised to improve our lives: cultural democracy, limitless information and instant global connectivity. Now we’re downloading movies…
Future Voices: Decolonising Australian Media
In 2020, the Broadly Speaking series launched with a powerful conversation with distinguished professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, in recognition of the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking book, Talkin’ Up to the White Woman. Throughout a year of insightful, challenging and engaging conversations about contemporary feminism and gender in colonial Australia, Moreton-Robinson’s text has been a reminder of the ways some…
Media in Exile: Press Freedoms and Myanmar
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In February 2021, a military coup took place in Myanmar. In the months since, media freedoms have been increasingly eroded by the regime. Independent media outlets have had their licenses revoked, and journalists and citizens seen to be conducting any sort of news gathering activity are at risk of arrest and…
The Fifth Estate
Can You Keep a Secret? Media Rights and the Need to Know
Sally Warhaft, Peter Cronau and Scott Ludlam in conversation on stage at Bendigo Writers Festival.
Why is WikiLeaks so important? What is there to be learned from the documents released? According to the writers in A Secret Australia, the leaking of hidden government documents yielded knowledge that is essential for journalists and institutions to analyse the consequences of covert and unaccountable state power. “We open governments” is WikiLeaks’ motto, yet its crusade for transparent, accountable government has led to criminal charges being laid against its founder, Julian Assange, and whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Assange now faces espionage and hacking-related charges from the US government.
A Secret Australia’s co-editor Peter Cronau and contributor and former Greens Senator Scott Ludlam joined Sally Warhaft at Bendigo Writers Festival earlier this year for a discussion about what is kept from public view and why. What are the limits of journalism when reporting on state apparatuses, and what is a publisher’s responsibility when dealing with state secrets?
Presented in partnership with Bendigo Writers Festival
Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: The Words That Shaped Us
What are the books that shaped you? Come and celebrate the texts that have influenced our lives literally and literarily, alongside the reveal of the jam-packed 2021 Emerging Writers’ Festival program.
This special launch event will feature festival artists Mia Nie, Luke Patterson, Yamiko Marama and Olivia Muscat. Join them as they share favourite passages and personal reflections on the…
Iconic Duos: The Next Chapter Writers and Mentors
Now in its third year, The Next Chapter writers’ scheme provides emerging writers with time, space and support in which to thrive. Join three recipients and their mentors – Dan Hogan and Rebecca Giggs, Oliver Reeson and Maria Tumarkin, and Jonathon Slottje and Bruce Pascoe – to discuss the varied forms support for writers can take, and the unique qualities of…
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