IndigenousX Presents: Blak Bias
How has the Australian media represented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? Blak Bias is an in-depth look at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the news – everything from the COVID-19 pandemic to land rights to the Cleo Smith case.
Racist stereotypes, deficit narratives, and unethical practices are still everywhere in mainstream media – this podcast explores how and why these patterns keep repeating. Hosted by Indigenous journalists Rhianna Patrick and Madeline Hayman-Reber, the six-part series exposes how bringing Indigenous perspectives to the newsroom is often misunderstood as bias – rather than expertise. Based on research by Professor Heidi Norman, Archie Thomas and the team at the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Blak Bias takes you deep into the news to understand–and challenge–the colonial narratives of Australian mainstream media.
Tile artwork: “Buldyan” (Grandfather), 2018 by Shannon Foster. Commissioned for the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges at UTS.
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