Discussion with Walter 'Robby' Robinson

May 31, 2018
2:00 - 5:00 pm
University of Melbourne, Room TBD
Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
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In 2013, prior to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Dart Centre Asia Pacific held a closed door session with Justice Peter McClellan, numerous victims/survivors, advocates and journalism professionals.
Now that the Commission has finished its final report, the work of the media continues.
Dart Centre Asia Pacific in collaboration with the Centre for Advancing Journalism will host a closed door, invitation only session with Walter 'Robby' Robinson. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the reporting done around the Royal Commission. We will also share reporting tips and best practices for covering the long aftermath of trauma, as well as strategies for psychological well-being on long-term stories. It will be an opportunity to hear further from Robinson about his experiences,  and from each other. 
The closed door session will be preceded by a public forum featuring Robinson in discussion with Joanne McCarthy, Paul Kennedy and Louise Milligan. Reserve your place here.
Lunch will be provided in between these sessions for those attending the 'closed door' event.
Robinson will also give the AN Smith lecture on May 30, which is also open to the public. Reserve your place here.