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REVIEW: A crusade for media truth and justice

The First Casualty book cover

Volume 24, Issue 2

November, 2018

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Robie, D. (2018). REVIEW: A crusade for media truth and justice. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 24(2), 258-262.
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
November, 2018

The First Casualty: From the Front Lines of the Global War on Journalism, by Peter Greste. Sydney: Viking. 2017. 335 pages. ISBN 9780670079261.

PETER GRESTE, the Australian journalist who became a thorn in the side of the harsh Egyptian authorities from the inside of prison cells and in a courtroom cage for 400 days, hasn’t wasted opportunities since he became the UNESCO chair of journalism and communication at the University of Queensland earlier this year. He chose World Press Freedom Day as the moment to launch a new independent body dedicated to campaigning for reporters whose ‘voices have been stifled’ by regimes around the world.