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Host: Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner.
Overview: Ever since the invention of writing, there has been a tension between what governments want to keep secret, and what reporters want to write about. Now, governments around the world are arguing that national security demands increased controls on what journalists can investigate and talk about. Journalist Peter Greste discusses where governments should draw the line between protecting the national interest, and the public's right to know.
Bio: Peter Greste has worked as a foreign correspondent for the past 25 years. After leaving Australia in 1991, he worked in London for the BBC, CNN and Reuters before being appointed the BBC’s Afghanistan correspondent. He moved to London in 1997 to help the BBC launch its 24-hour domestic news network, News 24. The following year, he went back on the road, covering Latin America for five years. After the 9/11 attacks, he briefly returned to Afghanistan as a part of the BBC’s award-winning coverage of the collapse of the Taliban. Peter relocated to Africa in 2003, reporting from some of Eastern and Southern Africa’s most volatile regions and in 2011, he won a prestigious Peabody Award for a BBC documentary on Somalia. Later that year he joined Al Jazeera as its East Africa correspondent. He was arrested in Egypt in December 2013, and while in prison, he won a Walkley Award, a British Royal Television Society judges award, and a Tribeca Film Festival Disruptive Innovators award for his defense of press freedom.
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