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'A senior official in the Catholic Church once asked me why journalists hate God. At the time, I thought the answer was obvious. Journalists don’t hate God, but they can appear to hate the Church. The institution is powerful and inscrutable. It is built on sanctimony. It has harboured and facilitated obscene criminality.' 



  • Editor's note: Sydney PEN Free Voices Lecture given by Erik Jensen at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, May 2019.

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    y separately published work icon Sydney PEN Magazine November 2019 18463613 2019 periodical issue 'It has been a busy six months for Sydney PEN and sadly much of our work has concerned the actions of our government authorities against Australian citizens. The June raids by the Australian Federal Police on journalists and media organisations represented a disturbing attempt to intimidate legitimate news journalism working in the public interest. Sydney PEN joined Australia’s major media bodies, such as the MEAA, in denouncing the raids and demanding a change in law to introduce positive protections for journalists and whistleblowers from the threat of warrants, searches, arrests and imprisonment for reporting the truth.' (Mark Isaacs President’s address, introduction)  2019 pg. 28-39
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