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Sex and Sensibility
Code: 160  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism,
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Hugh Riminton, Geesche Jacobsen, Liz Jackson (facilitator)
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Join award winning journalists Hugh Riminton and Geesche Jacobsen who have both reported extensively on two of Australia’s most distressing stories involving sex: the Skype scandal at the Australian Defence Force Academy and the tragic death of Dianne Brimble on a P&O cruise. They will talk to leading investigative journalist Liz Jackson about how to report sensitively and accurately.

Presented by The Walkley Foundation for Journalism.

Hugh Riminton (Australian)

Hugh Riminton is a two-time Walkley Award winner and is the political editor for the TEN Network based in Canberra. He has reported from dozens of countries in a 30-year career, most of it spent as a travelling reporter, news anchor and foreign correspondent for the Nine Network and CNN. His Hong Kong-based news show CNN Today was twice named best news program in Asia.

Liz Jackson (Australian)

Liz Jackson graduated with first-class honours in philosophy and literature from the University of Melbourne before qualifying as a barrister-at-law from Gray’s Inn, London. On her return to Australia she worked as a legal adviser in the NSW Premier’s Department before joining the ABC in 1986. She joined the ABC TV's Four Corners program as a reporter in 1993. Throughout her career Liz has won numerous awards including three Logies and eight Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism, including the Gold Walkley Award in 2006.

Geesche Jacobsen (Australian)

Geesche Jacobsen has been a journalist for more than 14 years and has reported on court cases and crime since 2004. She reported on the inquest into Dianne Brimble's death and on Mark Wilhelm's trial for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is currently the paper's legal affairs editor. Geesche contributed a chapter to Through Other Eyes, a book on the Fred Hollows Foundation, and has put together an ABC Radio documentary about the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In 2011 she was a finalist for the Walkley Book Award.

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