Category Archives: Social advocates
Collection of valuable information to support activities of social advocates recruited and trained by AMEP
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 →
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 →
New Bill is Bad News for Vulnerable Children – James Cambell, Herald Sun, Melbourne
Why won’t journalists write solutions-centred ‘stories”, rather than bombarding audiences with problems? Continue reading →
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 →
Good advice for story tellers…
For those who are not journalists but have to tell their stories in a newsworthy way, the long-used “inverted news pyramid” may be helpful. Develop the central theme of your story which includes, “Who?”, “What?”, “When?”, “Where?” and “Why?” Give … Continue reading →
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 →