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    Policy Taboos: How Free, How Far? Academic and Media Freedom

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    Policy Taboos: How Free, How Far? Academic and media freedom

    Join us for a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion on the crucial intersection of Media and Academic Freedom. This event will feature distinguished speakers who have dedicated their careers to championing these fundamental pillars of democracy and knowledge dissemination: Robert French AC, Peter Greste, and Pnina Levine. 

    🔍 Chancellor Robert French AM, a graduate of UWA, has served as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. The French Model Code, to which Australian universities are aligned, is the result of his 2019 Review of Freedom of Speech in Australian Higher Education Providers.

    🗣️ Professor Peter Grestean Australian foreign correspondent, was arrested on terrorism charges in Cairo in 2013. He was convicted and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. After winning his freedom he went on to champion press freedom around the world.  

    📚 Pnina Levine, also a graduate of UWA, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a PhD candidate at Curtin University. Her research is focused on the protection of academic freedom and freedom of speech.

    This event promises to be an engaging exploration of the complex dynamics surrounding media and academic freedom, with insights from experts at the forefront of these fields.

    Date: Thurs 2 Nov 2023

    Time: 17.30 AWST

    Location: Forrest Research Foundation, Forrest Hall 1, 21 Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009

    Parking: Along Hackett Drive and within grounds of UWA, free after 5pm

    Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the issues shaping our world. Join us for an enlightening discussion that is sure to inspire and inform. Reserve your spot today!

    Guests will be invited to stay for drinks and networking on conclusion of the formalities.

    This event is a collaboration between UWA Public Policy Institute and Forrest Research Foundation

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