Dear Cicero Debate Forum

By Olivia Pierson

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Dear Cicero Debate Forum

Project 2018-08-14 17:07:59 +1200

Dear Cicero Debate Forum seeks to become New Zealand's liveliest platform for intelligent debates to indulge in our democracy's gift of freedom of speech and self-expression. A place where people can ride into battle, but only with their wits!

This will be a platform for clear thinkers and strong speakers to engage in classy, civilised debates on matters which are important to New Zealanders, both culturally and politically. Two or three debaters on each side of a stated motion will be hosted by an objective moderator. Speakers will be sourced from New Zealand's media (including our blogosphere), political landscape, academia and also from our speaking circuit.

The debates are to be filmed for internet & television (Face TV: Sky Channel 83), these will be in-depth debates with an interactive audience, created to enlighten, to entertain and to inform. They're to be done in a similar style to Intelligence Squared Debates overseas. First one to be held in early 2019.

Money raised will be spent on: venue hire, sourcing the speakers and moderators, security (if needed), filming for internet and for Face TV screening, ticketing and front of the house ushering and also for sound/audio expertise.

Money left over from crowdfunding the first debate will go towards the second debate.

 

Why the name "Dear Cicero?"  To find out more about who Marcus Tullius Cicero was, click here

 

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Pledgers 21

Peter Mason
2018-09-21 11:27:08 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-09-08 19:11:40 +1200

"Please cicero + Olivia get a twitter account and more widely. would be great if it grew to become part of a TV channel competing w MSM."

Max Sky
2018-09-02 12:50:30 +1200
Don
2018-09-02 11:08:51 +1200
Richard Wiig
2018-09-01 20:44:54 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-27 18:38:14 +1200

"Great idea!"

MattJ
2018-08-25 17:39:16 +1200

"Cicero had both hands cut off which wrote his famous Phillipic .... bring it. The ashes of our fathers are the temple of our gods."

Anonymous pledger
2018-08-25 11:44:39 +1200

"Fantastic idea - open HONEST robust debates is needed in NZ now more than ever. We seem to have been taken over by a very biased left wing media narrative & is rare to here different viewpoints discussed openly and fairly. Thank you for organizing and can't wait for the first debate !"

Anonymous pledger
2018-08-25 10:39:26 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-24 22:10:55 +1200

"because Freedom of Expression is fundamental"

Nicola Rowe
2018-08-24 16:01:38 +1200
Catherine
2018-08-23 21:48:34 +1200
Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
2018-08-23 17:47:03 +1200
Peter Cresswell
2018-08-22 20:15:51 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-22 16:52:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-22 12:59:34 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-20 20:55:26 +1200
Dieuwe de Boer
2018-08-20 20:11:42 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-20 17:01:03 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-20 09:51:38 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-19 21:58:58 +1200

"Bono malum superate"

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Dear Cicero Debate Forum

Project 2018-08-14 17:07:59 +1200

Dear Cicero Debate Forum seeks to become New Zealand's liveliest platform for intelligent debates to indulge in our democracy's gift of freedom of speech and self-expression. A place where people can ride into battle, but only with their wits!

This will be a platform for clear thinkers and strong speakers to engage in classy, civilised debates on matters which are important to New Zealanders, both culturally and politically. Two or three debaters on each side of a stated motion will be hosted by an objective moderator. Speakers will be sourced from New Zealand's media (including our blogosphere), political landscape, academia and also from our speaking circuit.

The debates are to be filmed for internet & television (Face TV: Sky Channel 83), these will be in-depth debates with an interactive audience, created to enlighten, to entertain and to inform. They're to be done in a similar style to Intelligence Squared Debates overseas. First one to be held in early 2019.

Money raised will be spent on: venue hire, sourcing the speakers and moderators, security (if needed), filming for internet and for Face TV screening, ticketing and front of the house ushering and also for sound/audio expertise.

Money left over from crowdfunding the first debate will go towards the second debate.

 

Why the name "Dear Cicero?"  To find out more about who Marcus Tullius Cicero was, click here

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Peter Mason
2018-09-21 11:27:08 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-09-08 19:11:40 +1200

"Please cicero + Olivia get a twitter account and more widely. would be great if it grew to become part of a TV channel competing w MSM."

Max Sky
2018-09-02 12:50:30 +1200
Don
2018-09-02 11:08:51 +1200
Richard Wiig
2018-09-01 20:44:54 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-27 18:38:14 +1200

"Great idea!"

MattJ
2018-08-25 17:39:16 +1200

"Cicero had both hands cut off which wrote his famous Phillipic .... bring it. The ashes of our fathers are the temple of our gods."

Anonymous pledger
2018-08-25 11:44:39 +1200

"Fantastic idea - open HONEST robust debates is needed in NZ now more than ever. We seem to have been taken over by a very biased left wing media narrative & is rare to here different viewpoints discussed openly and fairly. Thank you for organizing and can't wait for the first debate !"

Anonymous pledger
2018-08-25 10:39:26 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-24 22:10:55 +1200

"because Freedom of Expression is fundamental"

Nicola Rowe
2018-08-24 16:01:38 +1200
Catherine
2018-08-23 21:48:34 +1200
Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
2018-08-23 17:47:03 +1200
Peter Cresswell
2018-08-22 20:15:51 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-22 16:52:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-22 12:59:34 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-20 20:55:26 +1200
Dieuwe de Boer
2018-08-20 20:11:42 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-20 17:01:03 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-20 09:51:38 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2018-08-19 21:58:58 +1200

"Bono malum superate"

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This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 30/10/2018 at 9:00 PM.