Friday, February 13th, 2015
3:00 pm (Melbourne time / AEDT - convert to your timezone?)

Web and Flow

#blasphemy! Free Speech in the Asia-Pacific


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When it comes to freedom of speech, just how much is too much and how much is too little? Should we redefine freedom of expression or is it fine just the way it is? What is the role of censorship in an age where almost everyone is connected to each other and everyone has access — as well as the ability — to create content?

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Artists in this event:

Sunili Govinnage
Sunili Govinnage is a Human Rights Lawyer, researcher, writer and editor who grew up in Perth. After leaving corporate law, she worked at Legal Aid WA and was a volunteer board member for a community legal centre. She spend 2 years living in Jakarta, Indonesia, volunteering to assist asylum seekers and refugees and is preparing to start post-graduate studies in International Law. She tweets at @sunili.

Ross Tapsell

Ross Tapsell researches the media in Indonesia and Malaysia. He was a recipient of the Australian Government Endeavour Postdoctorate Award, where he conducted research on press freedom and media ownership in Indonesia. He is author of the book ‘Bylines, Balibo, Bali Bombings: Australian Journalists in Indonesia’ (ASP, 2015).  Ross began lecturing at the School of Culture, History and Language in 2011.


Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson, Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor, is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and radio broadcaster. Eleanor has featured at festivals around Australia including the Melbourne Writers, Sydney Writers, Brisbane Writers, Queensland Poetry, Tasmanian Poetry, Brisbane Emerging Arts, Margaret River Readers and Writers, Brisbane Fringe, Brisbane, Anywhere Theatre and Woodford Folk Festivals. She is a radio broadcaster for 4ZZZ fm and currently Artist in Residence at La Boite Theatre.


Andre Dao
André Dao is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. His work has appeared in The Monthly, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, Crikey, The New Philosopher, The Conversation, Harvest Magazine and The Lifted Brow. He is the editor-at-large of Right Now, a human rights media organisation, and was the Editor of The Emerging Writer for the 2013 Emerging Writer’s Festival.