Online racism, community response

Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

The growth of online racism marks a dark and destructive historical moment in the global evolution of social media. This week, Nasya Bahfen from the Department of Communication and Media at La Trobe University talks about the ways that racism manifests itself online and how targeted communities organize to build resilience and fight back.

A recently published book based on research done in Australia - 'Cyber Racism and Community Resilience: Strategies for Combating Online Race Hate' - throws the spotlight squarely on these issues. Nasya Bahfen is one of the contributors.

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?


John Langer & Stefan Schutt