“This is how we do it,” Aunty Nandy would tell me, teaching me to make island scones or cook enough rice and yam for a horde of hungry dancers.
It’s amazing, the confidence of these children to physically communicate with absolute strangers.
In the communities, you will hear people refer to themselves as black or white skinned. It’s generally not meant in a derogatory way, but simply as a straight-to-the-point way of speaking, common to the region.
By conveying scientific concepts and findings into language that will engage and captivate audiences, scientific communicators can effectively bridge the divide between the scientific community and wider public.
The ABC’s Dr Rachael Kohn will co-lead the International Symposium on Religion Journalism in October, hosted by Griffith University’s Multi-Faith Centre.
“It’s not the stories that changed Australia,” ABC TV reporter Sarah Ferguson told journalists last week. “Good writing and visual production – that’s what changed Australia.”
Mr Akbar was blunt: “What worries me deeply is the death of the [news] story. The death of the story is the death of the editor”.
Rainbow serpent at 4AAA mural in West End. Credit: Damian West It is often framed as a totem, a sign of some higher latent human potential that modern Australia was able to pull itself together at the seams minus the ritual violence, upheaval and general ugliness that usually goes hand-in-hand with the birth of nations. A nation born beneath a dove…no monkey business here. At least that’s how the story goes when Australia’s Indigenous (First Nations) people are sidelined to the bleachers, in turn obscuring a second, untold parallel birth; that of the ultimate ‘other’. During the 1970s and 80s in Brisbane and around the nation, First Nations communities started to recognize the power of radio and other media as… Read More →
The Cambodia Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has won the University of Queensland’s Communication for Social Change (CSC) Award 2013 in the organisational category in recognition of their work developing the Sithi Portal.
I approached CitizenJ for an internship last April, as I had always been interested in grassroots community organisations and the ways they tackle coverage of social issues.