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Who Needs the ABC?

Fri 9 Sep, 2pm

The ABC has survived numerous crises in recent times – funding cuts, internal tensions and attacks by commercial media rivals chief among them. As it enters its 90th year, a panel of experts discuss how our national broadcaster arrived at its current plight and what its future role will be in a shifting media, technology and political landscape. Featuring Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University Judith Brett, Culture News Editor for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Osman Faruqi, former Media Watch host and chair of ABC Alumni Jonathan Holmes and co-authors of Who Needs the ABC? Matthew Ricketson and Patrick Mullins, in conversation with Sophie Black.

Proudly supported by The Australia Institute

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1 hour

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