Dart Forum Targets Sex Abuse Commission
In Sydney, Australia, a day of expert panels and journalist-to-journalist workshops aimed at promoting informed, accurate and ethical reporting on issues surrounding the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission, addressed this forum on August 30. Read the event report here.
What: ‘Reporting Responsibly on the Royal Commission in to Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’ – A one day forum for media professionals, including expert panels and journalist-to-journalist workshops.
Lunch and post forum networking drinks and snacks provided.
When: Friday August 30, 9:00am-6:00pm (registration opens at 8.40am)
Where: Rehearsal Room 1, ABC, 700 Harris St., Ultimo, Sydney
Why: To provide a forum for journalists on issues surrounding the Royal Commission in to Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse in an effort to promote informed, accurate and ethical reporting on the Commission.
Who: Editors and senior news executives making editorial decisions, and news journalists covering the Royal Commission.
This event is free. Click here to RSVP by August 27.
The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission in to Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will address this forum at 9am.
(Please note that Justice McClellan’s address is not to be filmed, recorded or reported)
Expert panel: ISSUES over a lifespan: Understanding the experience of those who have been abused
- Peter Gogarty, Sexual Abuse Survivor
- Pat Feenan, Parent of Survivor
- Leonie Sheedy, Co-founder of Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)
- Dr. Cathy Kezelman, President of ACSA
- Linda Mottram, ABC, moderator
Expert panel: Investigation, Policy and Perpetrators
Focus on the law, reform efforts, and the mind of the perpetrator
- Frank McGuire MP, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, former journalist and Walkley Award winner
- John Ellis, Lawyer, Clinch Long Letherbarrow
- Gerard Webster, Psychologist￼￼￼
- Mark Colvin, ABC, moderator
Journalist-to-Journalist workshops: Narrative, Craft, Ethics & Self-care
- Bruce Shapiro, Dart Centre USA
- Cait McMahon, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
- Suzanne Smith, ABC
- Marc Bryant, Mindframe National Media Initiative
- Joanne McCarthy, The Newcastle Herald; 2012 Graham Perkin award-winner
- Mr. Patsy McGarry, The Irish Times, Dublin - live streamed TBC
networking drinks & canapés