Join Salil Tripathi, Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International and contributor to Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, and journalist Peter Greste in conversation with Geraldine Doogue for one night only. Salil visits Australia as a guest of Griffith Review.
In 2013, Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues were jailed in Eygpt for doing their job. PEN International, the world’s leading association of writers, condemned this decision and agitated for the journalists’ release.
Last year, 262 journalists – a record number – were jailed around the world, most for alleged anti-government activities. In an era of ‘fake news’ and populism, freedom of expression and freedom of the press are under attack. This discussion, hosted by Founding Editor Julianne Schultz, will explore what this means, what is at stake and what can be done.
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