Policy Taboos: How Free, How Far? Academic and media freedom
Join The University of Western Australia Public Policy Institute for a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion on the crucial intersection of Media and Academic Freedom. This event features 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 Greste, an 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 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.