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Wed, 19 May



Living in the Age of Outrage

Welcome to a world where the line between information, facts, half-truths, omissions, propaganda and disinformation is blurred.

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Living in the Age of Outrage
Living in the Age of Outrage

Time & Location

19 May 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm NZST

Wellington, Wellington Club Building Level 4/88 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the Event

We thought the internet would democratise information, facts, science and bring us closer together... but we find ourselves in a polarised world, where disinformation looks like any other information.

  • Has political correctness gone too far?
  • Where do we draw the line between freedom of expression and discrimination?
  • In a world of extremes, how to find the middle ground?

Let’s have a conversation about today’s society — from fake news culture to identity crisis, from political sloganeering to the power of the hashtag.


  • Jessica Mutch McKay, TVNZ Political Editor
  • Tova O'Brien, NewsHub Political Editor
  • Chlöe Swarbrick, Green Party MP
  • Hon Simon Bridges, National Party MP
  • Dr Bryce Edwards, Political commentator, Research Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University
  • Alejandro Ramos Cardoso, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mexican Embassy

Chair: Maty Nikkhou-O'Brien, Executive Director, Diplosphere

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