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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’s 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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What is the message for journalists? Last scenes of “The Tunnel”!

The Tunnel was a “must watch” for me over the last 10 weeks. Sometimes I wondered where it was heading. I probably didn’t understand the deep significance of the Truths the Truth Terrorist tried to expose. But, it was good … Continue reading

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Has journalism fallen prey to “The Market”?

Has Tim Lane named the elephant in the room? That Journalism, as the Fourth Estate to protect democracy, has fallen prey to “the market”! In his piece in the Sunday Age (Melbourne, Australia) today Tim Lane says, “An esteemed Australian … Continue reading

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Relational AND Economic Development

AMEP campaigns for increasing fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society. We believe for this to happen “relational development” needs to rank ahead of, and be served by “economic development” in Australian social policy settings. For AMEP “relational … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Peace – The Arbinger Institute

Good conversation with John (Cossie) Cosgrove, CEO of Arbinger Oceania. The Arbinger Institute has written two important books “Leadership and Self-Deception” and “The Anatomy of Peace”. They are good reads! The reason for my interest in Arbinger Institute is that … Continue reading

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Confused journalists – Boldness; fairness; objectivity?

Help us understand factors that prevent impoverished debate about the ethics driving media in Australia! Help us develop dialogue through your comments. A link worth studying… http://www.thenewspaperworks.com.au/crossing-the-line-have-newspapers-gone-too-far/ Extract: Margaret Simons: Depends what you mean by fair. It is certainly the … Continue reading

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