Friday, July 11, 2008

ANZCA08 Conference - Day 3

I am at Day 3 of the ANZCA Conference, "Power and Place" at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. Keynote presentation today is by Nicky Hager on "'Communication' and Information that does not inform: Understanding Techniques of Political Manipulation".

Nicky Hager is an investigative journalist who has broken several key stories about the manipulation of political power and spin campaigns by public relations agencies around issues such as logging. He is the author of The Hollow Men, which was available at the conference. This book led to the fall of Don Brash as the leader of New Zealand's National Party.

The other main activity for me today is announcing the ANZCA09 conference to be held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, at the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove. No web site as yet, but I did set up a Facebook page this morning.

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