Author Archives: Bob Simpson

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.

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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The Unknown Soldier

This speech by Paul Keating, then Prime Minister of Australia, deepens the meaning of ‘War hero’ for me far more than all the marketing hyperbole, media spin, and government spending. We just don’t know what people, who serve their countries, … Continue reading

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For the interest of news seekers…

I found this interesting. Hope it helps your thinking…

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SBS insight program on Holroyd High

The characteristics of Holroyd High are stated as “respect” and “responsibility”. I think many of us long time Australian citizens might learn another character trait from viewing this program… “Thankfulness”! Or, in another word “Gratitude”. What could we learn from … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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APC decision on The Age…

I think every audience member of The Age should read Australian Press Council decisions. I get the feeling the big media organisations don’t like being held to account by the APC, which is why audiences should link into APC decisions. … Continue reading

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Yuan way to bring ’em in: Herald Sun p8 on 30/10

The Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) (30/10) carried a small p8 report from Tourism Australia press release… Yuan way to bring em in_Herald Sun 14 10 30 In itself this could be interesting lesson on media communication. Our interest is in … Continue reading

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