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Kate McClymont to keynote Press Freedom dinner

Leading investigative journalist, Kate McClymont is the keynote speaker for the Walkey Foundation’s annual Press Freedom dinner.

The annual event, hosted by the Walkley foundation, brings together leading media figures in support of press freedom and to fundraise for journalists and media working in dangerous areas of the Asia-Pacific region.

2012 was one of the bloodiest on record with attacks on journalists increasingly significantly.

A total of 121 journalists and media workers were killed in targeted attacks and cross-fire incidents. In the Asia-Pacific, 30 media workers were killed as a result of terrorist attacks, targeted murder or insurgency.

McClymont, a senior reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald, is the winner of 5 Walkley awards and was last year name NSW Journalist of the Year.

She has also been recognised with the prestigious Gold Walkey award.

The event will be held on May 3 2013 at the Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney. Tickets are $140.

Details on how to book can be made via the Walkley Foundation’s website.

Nic Christensen

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