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Truthteller

16 April 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
UNSW Bookshop
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There is a war on truth. And the liars are winning.

There is an increasingly large number of weapons in the arsenal of the rich, the powerful and the elected to prevent the truth from coming out — to bury it, warp it, twist it to suit their purposes. Journalist Stephen Davis' latest book Truthteller reveals how governments and corporations have covered-up mass murder, corruption and catastrophe. In a world where Putin and Trump have successfully branded journalists as traffickers in fake news, while promoting the actual creators of fake news, an investigative reporter shows the tools that are used to deceive us and explains why they work.

Stephen Davis has been on the frontlines of journalism for three decades as an investigative reporter in TV, magazines and newspapers and as a leading journalism educator, trying to uphold the ideals of the fourth estate, and to inspire his students to do the same. From the rainforests of Brazil to the icy wastes of Antarctica, from London to Los Angeles, from the Middle East to Australia and New Zealand, Davis has sought out the truth and sometimes found it.

You can catch the truth direct from Stephen's mouth at UNSW Bookshop for a free conversation with our very own Kerrie Davies, lecturer in Literary Journalism, author of A Wife's Heart and researcher in the areas of autobiography, creative non-fiction, multiplatform media and social media.

Pre order your copy of Truthteller at https://www.bookshop.unsw.edu.au/details.cgi?ITEMNO=9781925335897&13231356