22 May 2013

The People's Voice: instrument for change or just a lot of noise?

Have you ever wondered just how influential social media is in bringing about significant and positive change in the world?


Event details

Title:

The People's Voice: instrument for change or just a lot of noise?

Date:

2013-06-04

Time:

6.30 pm-8 pm [Registrations open 6 pm]

Location:

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Street, Melbourne.


Further details

RMIT's Social Enterprise Group and BankMECU will be exploring that very question, as part of Federation Square's The Light in Winter Festival.

Democracy is founded on the power of the people. If new technologies make it easier than ever for citizens to have their say, then arguably democracy is enhanced by the abundance of communications now possible. The people's voice is more powerful than ever before. Or is it?

Join Jon Faine, influential radio host, as he chairs a lively discussion with activist, Sam McLean, National Director of Get Up; journalist, Paddy Manning, who until his recent criticism of advertorials on Crikey, worked for the Fairfax press; and academic, Peter Chen, who looks at politics and media through a critical lens.

This event is free but places are limited so please register at http://bit.ly/Zc71R8.

Post-event networking: Beer De Luxe, Federation Square, 8 pm-8.30 pm.

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