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09/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Debate: The Media Can Not Be Trusted to Tell the Truth


Debate: The Media Can Not Be Trusted to Tell the Truth

Newspapers, radio, television and now the internet are the means by which countless millions engage with information about the world in which we live.

For much of the time, the principal purpose of the media is to entertain.

However, there are critical moments in our lives when the truth really matters ... when disaster strikes, when powers contend, when the decisions that shape our lives are in the balance.

Can the media be trusted at these moments? Are commercial imperatives overwhelming considerations of public interest that once defined the role of democracys fourth estate?
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Location: Sydney, Australia, City Recital Hall,

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