Truth, Power and a Free press is a compelling exhibition that explores the relationship between trusted media sources and a healthy democracy.
Iconic objects from Australia’s media history are brought together for the first time including the printing press used by the Father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, Peter Greste’s letters smuggled to his family from an Egyptian prison and the protective body armour vest worn by war photographer, Neil Davis.
Through an immersive seven-foot-tall audiovisual display, some of Australia’s most respected journalists share their personal stories for the battle for truth. They explain why they do the work they do, the courage it takes and the responsibility they feel for reporting fairly and fearlessly.
Be inspired to understand how to navigate filter bubbles, fakes news and the importance of a free press.
Find out if you can tell the truth.
This is a free event.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
- Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
- Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
- Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
- Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
- Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
- The event organiser has provided an access and inclusion statement.