Category Archives: Empowerment

Research, papers, reports, commentary etc on the empowerment of Australian citizens, which would lead to fairness, well being and collective prosperity

Dark forces of rotting structures, processes and policies!

Dark forces of rotting structures, processes and policies! We need a new media narrative in Australia! Continue reading

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Is inequality growing in Australia? If so, will it allow Australia to flourish?

Our call to action is, “We want to help as many Australians as possible to flourish; personally, in their communities, and as the Nation as a whole!” What AMEP can do, directly, is to push for a media narrative that … Continue reading

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Struggle Street on SBS

In the Age today (7/5) Michael Lallo wrote a very challenging article on the SBS documentary Struggle Street on SBS, which caused me to watch it on SBS view on demand. I hadn’t intended to watch it after reading early … Continue reading

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Is there an Australian media myth of the undeserving poor? If so, what independent journalist is checking it out?

This is a piece we came across in regard to fairness, well being and shared prosperity in UK. Made me wonder if a similar media bias and agenda exists in Australia. Let us know! I bet this wouldn’t happen in … Continue reading

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Is this a story about talented musicians being abused by the market?

This is an interesting read from the Conversation. Our interest in media is about what makes for greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society? If this research is true why would journalists from mainstream media not investigate … Continue reading

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Religion has its flaws! Has it a right to be heard in the public space?

Barney Zwartz was profoundly instrumental in the formation of the Australian Media Engagement Project. Over a bottle of red wine, he coined the question, “Do you want me to be an excellent journalist, or a propagandist for your stories?” That … Continue reading

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Counter-terrorism: Are we suffering from shallow, simplistic journalism?

Journalists Cecily Huang and Caitlin Gibson go behind the headlines, and speak to one of Australia‚Äôs young Muslims, Mohammed Junaid Thorne, experienced journalist, Professor Peter Manning, who specialised in Muslim culture, scholar of Islamic studies, and Shakira Hussein, to check … Continue reading

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Might be time for journalists to relearn principles of Rule of Law!

Last year, Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP) engaged in a number of events around, “Beyond the Game – Is there a crisis in Australian democracy?” We believe there is a crisis, and that crisis affects, and will continue to affect, … Continue reading

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