Wed, 17 Apr | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Stephen Davis on Truthteller

There is a war on truth. And the liars are winning. Truthteller is investigative reporter Stephen Davis’s journey through the world of truth prevention, fake news and conspiracy theories. It's the guidebook for our post-truth times. Join us for an evening of straight-talking with Stephen Davis.
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Stephen Davis on Truthteller

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17 Apr 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

There is a war on truth. And the liars are winning. Truthteller is investigative reporter Stephen Davis’s journey through the world of truth prevention, fake news and conspiracy theories. It's the guidebook for our post-truth times. Join us for an evening of straight-talking with Stephen Davis.

About the Book

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. 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.

Using exclusive documents and interviews drawn from three decades as an award-winning reporter, editor, foreign correspondent, television producer, documentary filmmaker, and journalism educator, Stephen Davis reveals shocking details of deception in the United States, the UK, Russia, Sweden, the Baltic republics, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the Arctic and Antarctic.

Praise for Truthteller

"The guidebook to our post-truth times. Using real examples, investigative journalist Stephen Davis exposes the deplorable and all too effective means used by corporations, governments and other organisations to obscure the truth. Truth is under threat, and we need to fight back. Essential reading." - John, Better Read Than Dead.

About the Author

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.

Along the way he has encountered lying politicians and corporate conmen, spies and special forces soldiers, secret policemen and scared scientists. Among those who have tried to persuade him from reporting his stories: men with Kalashnikovs, government lawyers, corporate PRs in fancy suits, senior police officers, billionaires, and newspaper owners.

Davis has worked for The Sunday Times in both London and Los Angeles, been a war and foreign correspondent, a TV producer for 60 Minutes and 20/20, a newspaper editor, a documentary film maker for the BBC and Discovery, and has taught journalism to thousands of students from all over the world. He has won multiple awards for his investigative reporting, including a silver medal at the New York film and television awards, and has designed and run journalism degree programs in London, Sydney and Melbourne.

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