"Reporting the Middle East: Perils and possibilities" (2 March 6-7:30pm)
Hosted by the Australian Intercultural Society and supported by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Advancing Journalism
What role should journalism play in promoting democracy in the Middle East? Social media has been hailed as a game-changing medium for reporting in the region, but is it enough?
Kerim Balci, Editor in Chief of the Turkish Review journal, and Tony Walker, International Editor at the Australian Financial Review, will discuss their ideas for creating a freer media in the Middle East, and why social media alone won't get the job done.
Chaired by Jennifer Martin, Lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism.