On 23 June 2014, Peter Greste was sentenced to seven years in an Egyptian prison. The charge? Terrorism. The crime? Reporting the news.
Peter was released after 400 days, but for thousands of journalists around the world the struggle continues. The latest World Press Freedom Index shows it is at historic lows, as governments lock up more journalists than at any time in the past three decades, using national security to silence critical voices. Even in Australia the law is being used to erode press freedom and in the process, damaging the transparency and accountability that have made us one of the most peaceful and successful democracies on the planet.
Join Professor Peter Greste, UQ's UNESCO Chair in Journalism, at Gip’s Restaurant in Toowoomba as he explains what his time in Egypt tells us about the global assault on the press and how UQ research is helping us push back.
There will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow graduates over drinks and canapés following Professor Greste's talk.
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