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SBS CQ Cultural Intelligence - The Media and Diversity Debate

Media practitioners, commentators, academics, advocates and political animals share their unique perspectives on debates about asylum seekers, immigration and multiculturalism that have dominated Australian screens, airwaves and front pages in 2011.

PART ONE: SETTING THE TONE

Do media frame our understandings of Australian diversity and the asylum seeker debate? Are our views polarised by the kinds of media we consume?



PART TWO: ATTITUDES AND NEW APPROACHES

Can creative approaches change the way we think about the issues? We look at SBS series Go Back To Where You Came From and get the measure of public opinion on asylum seekers and Australian diversity.



PART THREE: MULTICULTURALISM AND MEDIA IN 2011

How has the asylum seeker debate influenced perceptions of multiculturalism? What can we learn from looking to the past? Who is responsible in this debate?



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About the SBS CQ Forum

SBS CQ is a forum series and online resource around media practice, particularly as it relates to Australian cultural diversity. CQ draws on research, commentary and a range of views to take debates further around the ways media reflect, shape and interpret our society.

This special debate – the third in the series – is hosted by award-winning journalist Stan Grant, and poses the question:
Who should tell Indigenous stories?
Guests state that the media fails to cover Indigenous issues in any depth, or that it only focuses on conflict and negativity. The forum discusses how any negative portrayal of Indigenous stories in the media can shape society and affect public policy.

CQ is also an online resource for media students, practitioners and researchers, providing a space for recent research aligned with the topics we cover. Feel free to comment, https://twitter.com/SBS_CQ contribute or contact us: email david.melzer@sbs.com.au

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