Truth, Power and a Free Press

Truth, Power and a Free Press

Truth, Power and a Free press is a compelling exhibition that explores the relationship between trusted media sources and a healthy democracy.

Iconic objects from Australia’s media history are brought together for the first time including the printing press used by the Father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, Peter Greste’s letters smuggled to his family from an Egyptian prison and the protective body armour vest worn by war photographer, Neil Davis.

Through an immersive seven-foot-tall audiovisual display, some of Australia’s most respected journalists share their personal stories for the battle for truth. They explain why they do the work they do, the courage it takes and the responsibility they feel for reporting fairly and fearlessly.

Be inspired to understand how to navigate filter bubbles, fakes news and the importance of a free press.

Find out if you can tell the truth.
  • MoAD’s Truth Power and a Free Press exhibition entry with three visitors looking at displays
    Visit the Truth Power and a Free Press exhibition at MoAD
  • Four 7-foot tall video screens showing four journalists sitting on stools
    The immersive 7-foot tall audio visual display shares personal stories of Australian journalists
  • Man leaning forward to look at letters and newspapers in display case
    Learn the stories behind the front page stories
  • Woman in red skirt reading exhibition panels with tv showing news in background
    Explore the relationship between trusted media sources and a healthy democracy
  • Visitors looking at Henry Parkes’ historic printing press
    See the printing press used by Father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes
  • Woman looking at pull-out back-lit exhibition display
    Be inspired to understand the importance of a free press
  • Red back-lit display of old publishing and broadcast technology items and scrolling ticker-tape sign
    See iconic objects from Australian press history
  • Two young men looking at old ABC broadcasting and recording equipment
    Experience the original ABC broadcasting studio - restored to its former glory
  • Two women taking a phone selfie with ABC broadcasting backdrop of Old Parliament House
    Take a selfie in front of the ABC live broadcast backdrop
  • Man leaning in to look closer at large ABC broadcasting camera with seat attached
    Get up close to an original ABC TV studio camera

DETAILS

DATES

2 Jul 2020 - 31 Dec 2021

Next occurrence: 14 Apr 2021

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am-5pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

Location

Truth, Power and a Free Press

Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Old Parliament House, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room

Restaurant

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