What “values” really drive Australian society? Media values?

If you read about AMEP on our website you’ll see we wish to change Australian media ethics, values and agendas, therefore media narratives, to encourage unity, harmony, fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society, particularly for those without a voice.

To move in this direction on solid ground it’s important we clearly consider the values generally accepted among Australians, whatever their heritage. The link is to a publication by the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

When I read these values, I wonder if this is the same Australia described in Australian media. I suspect it is and the description in the mainstream and social media is substantially untrue. if my assertion is correct, does this mean that most journalists are betraying the MEAA Code of Ethics?

What do you think?

About Bob Simpson

Bob is project manager of The Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP). He believes that ethical and independent journalists are vital to the continuing freedom of Australian citizens. You could argue that In recent decades media organisations have subtly subverted journalism to their own private commercial interests, and away from an integrated sense of fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society, especially for the disempowered. AMEP aims to change general media narratives towards greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australia.
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