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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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Journalists should never be propagandists for a cause!

At our event with Jonathan Holmes, someone raised concern about AMEP trying to attract journalists to become actors in our cause. In response, we will probably have to say this over and over, again! Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP) encourages … Continue reading

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Ross Gittins – Endorsing our goal?

This item by Ross Gittins, Fairfax Media, caused me to wonder if he’s endorsing our goal. It’s worth a read if you’re interested in fairness, well-being and shared prosperity in Australian society. Forming a goal is really a product of … Continue reading

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Muslim and Jewish creative people working for peaceful solutions

Forever, in all my work I’ve asked, “is there a better way to do this?” Experience tells me anyone, can always improve something, about a “not-so-good” situation. Perhaps that explains my deep desire to see journalists writing about solutions to … Continue reading

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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

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Media Concentration: A Crisis of Democracy

“Only a diverse media can work to provide citizens with the range of information and viewpoints necessary for a truly democratic society.” “Commercial and proprietorial pressures, as well as political affiliations, can impact negatively on the quality of information made … 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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