I’ve been shocked and saddened by accounts of racism experienced at SBS.
SBS stands opposed to any form of racism or exclusion. It can take many overt and less overt forms, none of which are acceptable. Racism is abhorrent and I am committed to ensuring it has no place at SBS.
All members of the SBS team - including the Board and leadership - are deeply committed to our purpose and Charter. That is reflected in the content and services we deliver to Australians every day – and most recently in our work providing comprehensive information and updates on COVID-19 in 63 languages.
The diversity of our people across SBS is one of our greatest strengths. I stand by the valuable contributions every one of them makes, and the programming, news coverage and radio services they provide which reflect and explore modern Australia, unlike any other media organisation.
I recognise that representation matters, and not unlike many institutions today, we still have a way to go to reflect the diversity of the audiences we serve amongst our senior leadership team. We are committed to improving this.
Managing Director, SBS
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