10 June 2009

Getting the Story: Media, Truth and Conflict

Australia boasts a long and distinguished tradition of war reporting and each conflict has posed particular challenges to journalists. This two-day symposium features Australia's finest foreign correspondents reflecting on their experiences of reporting from the world's crisis zones.

Join Paul McGeough, Peter Cave, John Martinkus and others as they explore the Australian tradition of war reporting, war as a media event and the challenges of reporting contemporary conflicts.

Dates: Friday 26 June, 2 - 5 pm and Saturday 27 June, 9 - 4pm
Symposium: Free
Reception: Friday 26 June, 5.30pm
Tickets: $25/$20 concession and Friends of the National Library
Venue: National Library of Australia Theatre, Canberra
Bookings and enquiries: (02) 6262 1271 or bookings@nla.gov.au

Presented by the National Library in association with the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne and CEW Bean Foundation. Supported by a generous donation from Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC,OBE