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Dear Cicero Debate Forum
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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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"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."
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"Cicero had both hands cut off which wrote his famous Phillipic .... bring it. The ashes of our fathers are the temple of our gods."
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"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 !"
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"because Freedom of Expression is fundamental"
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"Bono malum superate"