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Sydney Ideas – El Chigüire Bipolar and The Chaser

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Abercrombie Business School D17

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Fake News Will Set you free

The makers of Venezuela's leading satirical news site El Chigüire Bipolar discuss the politics of satire with the makers of Australia’s in no way leading satirical news site The Chaser.

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El Chigüire Bipolar is an explosively successful Venezuelan satire site created in 2008 by Elio Casale, Oswaldo Graziani and Juan Andrés Ravell, a group of friends who saw an opportunity to use online satire to shine a light on the suppression of news by the oppressive Venezuelan government.

El Chigüire was one of the winners of the Václav Havel Prize for the Creative Dissident 2017, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to honestly covering the news. According to Garry Kasparov, secretary Of the Human Rights Foundation, "Their combination of humour coupled with honest uncompromising analysis demonstrate the great power of satire when criticising authoritarian regimes."

Julian Morrow has made a career of public nuisance in various forms, co-founding satirical media empire The Chaser and joke company Giant Dwarf, as well as making TV shows including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser's War on Everything, The Hamster Wheel, and The Checkout. His work has been nominated, unsuccessfully, for many awards, and prosecuted successfully in many courts.

The University of Sydney is also a proud partner of the 2017 Chaser Lecture to be delivered by El Chigüire Bipolar on the 30 November at the Great Hall.

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