The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission are jointly hosting Breaking news or Making News?: A forum about media, race and public debates.
The forum will open a dialogue between media, communities, advocates and researchers on race and multiculturalism. It will seek to understand how the media approach issues concerning race and multiculturalism and provide a platform for community to share experiences of depictions of race within the media.
Confirmed panellists are Alex Lavelle, Editor with The Age; Zione Walker-Nethenda, lawyer and social entrepreneur; Adel Salman, Vice President, Islamic Council Victoria; and Sarah Abo, SBS reporter and presenter.
Through this discussion, the three commissions hope to contribute to a better relationship between media and multicultural communities, and to community harmony and resilience.
Watch the Breaking news or Making news? video (1hr 22m)