Truth, Power and a Free Press
Opens 15 November 2019
Truth, Power and a Free Press is our new permanent exhibition that begins a conversation about media and the issues affecting our democracy.
Hear extraordinary stories from those on the front line for the battle for truth. For the first time ever, in partnership with SBS, we bring together some of Australia’s most respected journalists such as Joanne McCarthy, Hedley Thomas, Ghassan Nakhoul, Chris Masters, Hamish MacDonald, Adele Ferguson and more.
Through an immersive, 7 foot tall audio visual display, we hear from them on why they do the work they do, the courage it takes and the responsibility they feel for reporting fairly and fearlessly.
You will see objects from Australia’s media history 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 and much more.
You will leave moved, excited and empowered to navigate filter bubbles, fake news and the importance of trusted media sources in a healthy democracy.
Find out if you can tell the truth.
You are part of the solution.
Don’t miss this exhibition, open Friday 15 November 2019.
With thanks to our partners