Sudanese community gets its own media voice: the AuSud Project

Thursday, 16 March 2017 -
6:00pm to 6:30pm

As far back as 2009, the Australian Human Rights Commission reported that the media’s coverage of African-Australians was often negative, critical, and frequently misleading. The situation since then has not markedly improved, especially when the mainstream commercial media are involved.

This week we hear about the AuSud media project which worked with members of the Sudanese community in Melbourne to find practical ways to counter these negative portrayals.

Media and communications scholar David Nolan from the University of Melbourne talks about the background and development of the project, and Sudanese-Australian musician and storyteller Ajak Kwai explains how negative media reporting affects community self-confidence and self-worth.

Thursday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?

Presenter

John Langer & Jennifer Martin

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