Human Rights Commission to host panel on human rights in videogames

Leigh Harris
Human Rights Commission to host panel on human rights in videogames

A wide range of topics are slated to be discussed, with Australian games writers and academics coming together in Sydney.

Racial stereotyping, representations of women in videogames, online bullying and any associations between games and violence are on the agenda, as will be the potential for videogames to promote human rights, and the roles of young people and women in the games industry.

Panelists will include Freeplay Festival Co-Director Katie Williams, Author of Killing is Harmless Brendan Keogh, Dr Christopher Moore, lecturer in Media and Communication at Deakin University, and Dr Melissa de Zwart, Associate Professor at the Adelaide Law School, and member of the Classification Review Board.

The event runs from 5.30pm - 7.00pm on 13th June (when a large Aussie contingent will be over at E3) at the Human Rights Commission in Sydney. Tickets are free, and you can register here to attend the event.

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Tags: event , panel discussion , Freeplay Festival , brendan Keogh , Katie Williams , Killing is Harmless , Australian Human Rights Commission , Dr Melissa de Zwart , Dr Christopher Moore

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