2011

SBS CQ: Cultural Intelligence

SBS today launched SBS CQ: Cultural Intelligence an online resource to be followed by a televised forum to advance the debate about diversity in Australia.

SBS CQ will bring together media commentators, experts and influencers to debate media and diversity for a forum to be broadcast on December 22. Hosted by World News Australia’s Anton Enus, the forum will discuss whether the media is friend or foe in the nation’s discussions about diversity. 

The website – www.sbs.com.au/cq - which goes live today will be home to exclusive web-only content and will become a permanent hub for views, news and research about diversity.

“SBS will use its expertise as a broadcaster and thought leader on diversity to provide new perspectives on long-standing debates about multiculturalism,” SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said.

“SBS is the catalyst for the national discussion about diversity and SBS CQ will become a conversation series as well as a permanent resource.”

Participants include former Immigration Minister the Hon Amanda Vanstone, former Network 10 and 9 news directors and Daily Telegraph journalist Joe Hildebrand who will share the floor with community advocates and refugees including the Liberal candidate for Cabramatta Dai Le, Bahati Masudi from SBS’s Go Back To Where You Came From and Pino Migliorino from multicultural peak body FECCA as well as commentators and researchers including Julie Posetti, Ien Ang, Tanveer Ahmed, Ghassan Hage and Andrew Markus. The forum will be broadcast on SBS TWO on Thursday, 22 December at 8.30pm.

SBS CQ online hub features exclusive interviews with key thinkers and commentators as well as resources including SBS’s research into Australian attitudes towards immigration, refugees and asylum seekers.
 
SBS CQ: Cultural Intelligence will air on December 22, SBS TWO 8.30pm on online at www.sbs.com.au/cq