Fake News and False History: Peter Greste delivers the Fremantle Heritage Festival keynote address
Join us for the annual keynote address of the Fremantle Heritage Festival, delivered by the internationally renowned journalist, Peter Greste.
Peter Greste is one of Australia’s most well-known and influential journalists. Since 1991 he has reported on major crises and conflict in the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa, working for such news networks as Reuters, the BBC and CNN. From 2013 to 2015, while reporting on the Arab Spring for Al Jazeera, Greste was held as a political prisoner with two colleagues in Egypt. The conviction and imprisonment of the Al Jazeera journalists led to widespread international condemnation. In this fascinating keynote address, Greste will explore the complex issues of truth and lies as it relates to our past, present and future. Is there still a role for journalism in modern democracies, given the rising tide of ‘fake news’? And how will the mistruths reported today shape our histories of tomorrow?
This event is brought to you by the City of Fremantle and The University of Notre Dame Australia. Tickets are strictly limited, so register early. Doors open from 6pm.