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The War on Journalist(Sydney Writers Festival)

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to the Mackay region.

With conflict continuing in Ukraine, and the death toll of journalists in Gaza reaching alarming proportions, we look at the role of journalists in war. Featuring Julian Borger, John Lyons and Alisa Sopova. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald.

Hamish Macdonald is host of The Project on Paramount/Ten and a host of Global Roaming on ABC RN. Outside of Australia he has worked for Channel 4 News in the UK, Al Jazeera English and America’s ABC where he was International Affairs Correspondent. He has won numerous awards including a Walkley for current affairs journalism and was named Young Journalist of the Year by Britain’s Royal Television Society. In 2016 he became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Hamish has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, the nuclear disaster in Japan, uprisings in Hong Kong and Egypt, the London bombings and the rise of ISIS.

After the wild success of Live & Local in 2023, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to your local library in 2024 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you. Find other Sydney Writers Festival sessions here.

View the Sydney Writers Festival reading list here.

Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

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Conditions of Booking

• A ticket is required for each person attending this event

• If any of the attendees booked in feel unwell or if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking.

• This session may be filmed/photographed, if you do not wish to be filmed, please make it known to our team at the beginning of the session.

• Hearing loops are available for use at our programs and events. If you would benefit from using this technology at an event you attend, please let us know prior to the event.

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• Please arrive promptly to each event that you have registered to attend.

• Allow time for travel and parking. You can find information about our library locations at www.mackay.qld.gov.au/contactus

• Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

Venue

Sarina Library
65 Broad Street
Sarina, QLD 4737 Australia