Event held on September 26

Truth, Power and a Free Press

Provided by:

Event runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 31/12/2021

About

Truth, Power and a Free press is a compelling exhibition that explores the relationship between trusted media sources and a healthy democracy. Iconic objects from Australia’s media history are brought together for the first time including the printing press used by the Father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, Peter Greste’s letters smuggled to his family from an Egyptian prison and the protective body armour vest worn by war photographer, Neil Davis. Through an immersive seven-foot-tall audiovisual display, some of Australia’s most respected journalists share their personal stories for the battle for truth. They explain why they do the work they do, the courage it takes and the responsibility they feel for reporting fairly and fearlessly. Be inspired to understand how to navigate filter bubbles, fakes news and the importance of a free press. Find out if you can tell the truth.