Media Diversity: Beyond The Newsrooms

While one in four Australians born overseas, and three out of five top migrants to Australia being from non-European and non-Anglo Celtic backgrounds, Media Diversity Australia’s “Who Gets To Tell Australian Stories?” report shows that this rich diversity is not represented in newsrooms.

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#youareoverparty – What does it mean to truly cancel someone?

Cancel culture as it exists today is an especially unique phenomenon. However, the use of public shaming as a punishment has existed across various cultures for centuries. There are similar occurrences throughout history, which have led to many comparisons being drawn, but if there is one thing the past has told us, it is that public shaming as a form of punishment or deterrence is not new. When looking at the history of public shaming we must ask ourselves: how has public shaming evolved, and does it actually work?

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Australian Basketball’s Issue with Diversity – How the South Sudanese community feels like they’ve been ‘boxed out’ by the game’s governing bodies.

Everyone agrees that the best players should always get the most opportunities in any sport, but unfortunately for the South Sudanese community, that hasn’t been the case in Australian and Victorian basketball. Kuany Kuany, a South Sudanese Australian professional basketballer admits that “he’s one of the lucky ones”, because he didn’t face the challenges many of his lesser known friends have.

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No Trace of My Father’s Hands Across Your Trees – experience of Afghan refugees in Australia told through poetry and journalism

Many Afghan refugees, especially women don’t feel comfortable sharing their stories in front of a camera. Some also don’t even believe that their stories are worth telling. But we believe otherwise. We believe that their stories matter. And we believe that journalism can do better. So, in this project, we have tried to find a solution by working collaboratively with refugees by using a form of storytelling they are comfortable with: poetry.

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Is the Future of Democracy Digital?

Global dissatisfaction with democracy is at its highest level in almost 25 years, according to University of Cambridge researchers. One major reason for this downturn in support is a widespread governmental failure to evolve alongside information technology. To protect the future of democracy, many activists are pushing for technology to become part of the solution. This concept is called eDemocracy or digital democracy, and it’s already redefining the future of politics and governance.

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Belonging: Finding your cultural identity as a person of mixed race

The struggles of trying to fit in and feel a sense of belonging weigh down on us, whilst at the same time, we’re trying to figure out who we really are. But how do you find your sense of self and your own identity when you feel like there’s no one who truly understands you? For many third culture kids, that’s exactly how they feel – stuck in the middle or the ‘in-between’, not quite belonging anywhere.

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“We’re Truth Telling And Putting The Truth Back Into History”: How Women Are Being Put Back Into The Music Industry Equation

The revised Splendour line-up now features three new headliners, Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator – all of which are male. The original line-up (which is now being revised) was heavily male orientated as well with only 44% of artists featuring at least one non-male member. This received heavy criticism from fans and the media alike, with Project U founder Nic Kelly taking to twitter saying that it “feels like they exhausted the wishlist (ie. Lana) and gave up”.

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