Sydney | Publishing

Freedom Lost book launch featuring Q&A with author Robert Pullan

Start Date : March 13, 2020
End Date : March 13, 2020

Venue : Gleebooks , Gleebooks (49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney)

Written by a life-long journalist Robert Pullan, Freedom Lost provides unique insight into the history of Australia’s media and censorship issues. Award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster Quentin Dempster will be interviewing Robert at the event.

With censorship a key issue in the headlines recently, the book launch of Freedom Lost could not be more relevant.

Since 1803, Australia’s newspapers have played an integral role in curating and distributing our nation’s stories. Yet, anxiety over what those stories should be and how much should be told has and continues to be a constant irritant to editors, proprietors, journalists, readers, politicians and lawyers alike.

Freedom Lost is a collection of stories that help illustrate the ongoing conflict between Australian newspapers and the law and government – and losing our liberty.

It shares the stories of the poets, preachers, drunks, gunmen and genius-editors who have battled the censorship ogre in Australia. The quintessentially Australian stories are told with an evocative voice that brings history to life and challenges the assumption that it is only now in our history that we must battle for freedom of communication.

Freedom Lost is available from Australian Academic Press on for $39.95.