Forum: ‘The State of the 4th Estate’

Melburnians interested in the ABC are advised of a public forum being held tonight at the State Library by Friends of the ABC.

Moderated by former ABC newsreader and Minister for the Arts, Mary Delahunty, it will look at the decline of quality journalism and media’s ability to scrutinise government and business.

Press Release:
‘The State of the 4th Estate’ public forum

Moderator: Mary Delahunty.
Speakers: Michael Gawenda, Ramona Koval & Eric Beecher

THIS Wednesday 3rd Dec ‘08
6.00 – 8.00 pm

State Library Theatrette
(enter off Latrobe Street)
organised by – Australian Fabians & Friends of the ABC –
Members (FABC/Fabians) students, concessions $5 / Others $10

The outcome of so many important matters depends on the capacity of the media to inform the public and to scrutinise governments and other powerful bodies. The decline that is occurring in outlets for quality journalism has huge implications for Australian life and the maintenance of our local culture.

This forum is an opportunity for the community to consider what is happening and what needs to be done.

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