We are living in a time when the media is evolving rapidly, but are all the changes for the best?

Australia's leading media professionals will debate the challenges of 'new media' and the changing role of traditional media when they take part in a media forum at UNSW on 18 September

Chaired by Nick Abrahams, one of Australia's leading media and communications lawyers, the forum will debate the issues of content, commerciality, access and regulation, and look at why we agonise over how to regulate old media while insisting on keeping new media as unregulated as possible.

The panel will be made up of:

• Nick Abrahams - media, lawyer, film producer and current president of the Communications and Media Law Association.• Chris Chapman - current chair of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and an alumnus of UNSW. • Monica Attard - award-winning current affairs journalist, presenter of Media Watch and Sunday Profile, and an alumnus of UNSW.• Tom Kennedy - a key leader of Australia's online industry, currently a director of Mediacast Australia and commissioner of the Australian Film Commission.• Bridget Fair - manager of Regulatory and Business Affairs at the Seven Network, vice-president of the Communications and Media Law Association, and an alumnus of UNSW.• Frederick Hilmer - Vice-Chancellor of UNSW and former CEO of Fairfax. • Lesley Hitchens - senior lecturer in media and communications law in the UNSW Faculty of Law and an alumnus of UNSW.

What: The Media and Communication Revolution: What`s in it for me? a public forumWhen: 6.30pm, Tuesday 18 September 2007 Where: The Law Theatre, Faculty of Law, UNSW Kensington Campus.

For more information on the forum click here.

Broadcasting and media laws were also the focus of the latest Forum volume of the UNSW Law Journal. Canvassing the critical issues involved in the Commonwealth government's reforms to Australia`s media & broadcasting laws and regulation, the publication brings together a range of academic and professional responses. For more information on the journal click here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Victoria Brown, UNSW Media Office, 0412 980 044 or v.brown@unsw.edu.au