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

  • The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

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.

Presented in partnership with PEN Melbourne and PEN Sydney.

This is a free event. Bookings are essential. We recommend arriving early to secure your seat. Read the ticketing FAQs here.

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