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A range of insights and anecdotes about how Australian media fails to adequately report on Indigenous issues, as well as a number of articles about the importance of Indigenous media.

‘Star Pupil’ vs ‘Unwanted Baby’: Language in the media coverage of Zachary Rolfe’s trial

The coverage on the Rolfe trial could make a reader question who is the one really being judged – the deceased or the police officer standing trial?

The need for Indigenous Australians to be their own narrators is more important than ever

Social media has allowed community to tell their stories their way, but non-mob must recognise cultural growth and adaption as well as tradition

Why vaccination presents an ethical dilemma for us, but remains the best way to keep our families safe

Our distrust of the healthcare system is justified and it is no surprise that many of us are skeptical of the medical industry. Similarly, knowing the history of the ways our bodies have been abused and used, I know that still, the vaccine is the best way I can keep my family and community safe.

Think Aboriginal art from the bush is not political? Think again.

Protest through Indigenous works is not just the preserve of city ‘rabble rousers’. The home of land rights is in the bush, and our art reflects this

Public Statement – First Nations voices restricted by Facebook

First Nations Media Australia calls for the immediate reinstatement of First Nations media organisation Facebook pages blocked overnight in response to the Government’s proposed Mandatory…

If your child asks why Australia is celebrating a day of invasion, what will you tell them?

Children ask vital questions of the world which expose accepted ‘truths’. On 26 January, we contrast Australian displays of amnesia with Aboriginal truth-telling

Tokenism happens but we need this to shift to representation and change

When the media shows pictures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people along with negative words over and over, governments continually speak about how destitute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people are, and then using more flattering language and pictures in articles about non-Indigenous people, then the human mind naturally creates its own narrative, in everyone.

Reflections on 2000 Olympics from behind the scenes

So much was said in the media, around water coolers and the general public about the expectations put on her. This turned out to be her Games. Twenty years on, Cathy’s story is retold time and time again.

We must build upon the foundations of Black media

The power of Black media is not just in the ability to report on Aboriginal issues without the oversight of white people who want to control the narrative, but in its accountability.

Addressing conservative mouthpieces and their aversion to truth

The most dangerous time is a time of change, and those who fight the dirtiest are the ones who believe that change is not in their personal interest. We have seen this with every incremental win in the fight for civil rights.

Was KAK really cleared of racism?

We have all seen the panels where a bunch of white ‘personalities’ debate something so far outside the realm of their understanding that it is laughable and yet, it continues, it influences and it pays them to continue saying what they want without basis, without evidence and without any real challenge. They are – after all – on mainstream media platforms voicing their ignorance as though they have some sort of authority to speak on issues.

Your national anthem sucks, get over it

A few years back, Joey Williams caused a bit of a stir when he made a point of not standing for the anthem when he won the Citizen of the year Award in Wagga Wagga.

Is the definition of racism racist?

Racism is even evident in the dictionary definition of racism.

White leaders condemn Kerri-Anne Kennerley over racism row

We thought we'd ask some White leaders about their thoughts on the situation.

Racists in Australia had credibility long before the St Kilda rally

On and offline tempers have been flaring this week over the St Kilda neo-Nazi rally and the counterprotest.

Indigenous Comic Con coming to Australia in 2019

All over the world geeks unite a couple times a year to meet guests from their favourite TV shows, movies, books, comics. These are called Comic Conventions. Australia has it’s own comic conventions all year round with Supanova and Oz Comic Con.

The Marginalisation of Free Speech

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press has always been a double edged sword for Aboriginal people. At its worst, the media perpetuates racist stereotypes that continue the Australian tradition of oppressing Aboriginal people throughout the centuries...

Aboriginal health services have been around since the 1970s, and the sky hasn’t fallen yet

Over the past few months, some mainstream media outlets have attempted to stir up a hornet’s nest about health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Karen Wyld explains.
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