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Monday April 19
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Recent US elections have demonstrated how politics and the media have become rife with disinformation and alternative facts. What role does digital journalism and social media play in today’s political sphere, both at home and abroad, and can journalism play a role in keeping politicians accountable?

Explore these topics with former Western Australian Premier The Hon. Colin Barnett, Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP) Professor John Phillimore, and Dr Kathryn Shine from Curtin’s School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, as they discuss the current and future state of politics. The panel will be moderated by ABC broadcaster and Curtin lecturer Glynn Greensmith.
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Can democracy and good government thrive in a digital media age?: