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21 April 2010 |
When celebrities who have treated people violently suffer
themselves from violence, their suffering is approved because it is an
expected part of the plot. The death of Carl Williams has been covered as if it were an
episode of Underbelly. Williams deserves
better than this.
27 January 2010 |
When western campaigners used the Beijing Olympics to promote
the Tibet issue, the Chinese felt the attention was sensationalist and unfair. So it's no surprise the Chinese media took notice when violence against foreign students in Australia came to prominence.
08 October 2009 |
Marrying Out recalls the vicious sectarian divide between Catholics and Protestants in Australia during much of the 20th century. Blame is allocated to neither Protestants nor Catholics, but to the human propensity for distrust and hatred.
01 October 2009 |
Since the axing of The Religion Report, mainstream ABC news and current affairs programs have missed a range of important religious topics and events. It seems unlikely that General Manager Mark Scott will be able to maintain religion as a viable reality on the ABC.
28 September 2009 |
Ruby J. Murray
During the last week, a fight broke out in the media over the place of
feminism in Australian society. It's an old
fight, that's been going on ever since women broke out of their
bloomers and demanded the vote. What's the real deal, feminism?
28 July 2009 |
Put-downs of post-colonial India are often seen as a continuation of the colonial mentality. The Indian media's portrayal of Australia as racist following the attacks on Indian students does more harm than good.
27 July 2009 |
As we continue to become tools of our tools, we risk mistaking online social networking for social capital. Social networking is widespread because humans are social animals, and technology has changed the way we live, interact and seek to interact.
26 May 2009 |
The Sri Lankan Government has been accused of endangering and killing
civilians. The Tamil
Tigers have been accused of using civilians as human shields. While the fog of war may be dissipating, media on the ground continue to be stifled.
22 May 2009 |
are being hunted and jailed in countries such as Burma and Iran. In Western nations they are incurring the wrath of disgruntled mainstream journalists. The plight of St Mary's South Brisbane holds a useful metaphor for this crusade on free speech.
08 May 2009 |
Quality television for children is widely regarded as a good idea. But not all children's TV has their best interests at heart. The ABC3 kids channel, which could receive funding in next week's Federal Budget, is an important step, but may not address all concerns.
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