Keynote speaker

Professor David Weisbrot AM, Chair of the Australian Press Council.

Abstract

“Surfing the regulatory zeitgeist: a conversation with the head of the Press Council, David Weisbrot”

In this session Professor Weisbrot will discuss with the News and Media Research Centre’s Matthew Ricketson the state of media regulation in Australia today, and will provide a sense of which issues most exercise complainants to the Press Council. What tops the list: Is it about bias or privacy or accuracy or something else? He will discuss the most urgent issues facing the Press Council in today’s rapidly changing and uncertain media enviroment. He will also reflect on international development in media regulation, particularly in the United Kingdom five years after it was rocked by the phone hacking scandal.

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