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Black Stories Matter

3. Independent Black Media on sovereignty and self determination


We know that bad reporting can lead to bad policy and this can adversely affect the lives of First Nations people.
So far in this series, we've heard how the Australian mainstream media has failed to connect with Aboriginal communities. But for Aboriginal journalists deeply embedded in their communities, it's a completely different story.
In this episode, we're looking to independent black media, to hear what Aboriginal journalists can teach us about the stories told around sovereignty and self determination and how we can support Black media.
*Please be advised this podcast contains discussions about topics some listeners may find distressing. You can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14*.
Chaired by Bhuva Narayan from the University of Technology Sydney, this discussion features Madeline Hayman-Reber a Gomeroi woman, freelance journalist and Media Advisor to Senator Lidia Thorpe, Rachael Hocking, Warlpiri woman and NITV journalist and co-host of The Point, and Associate Professor Tanja Dreher from UNSW, an expert in settler listening.
This podcast is inspired by the book 'Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations: 45 years of news media reporting of key political moments’ by Amy Thomas, Heidi Norman and Andrew Jakubowicz from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS.
The Black Stories Matter podcast was made with the support of Aboriginal Affairs New South Wales as part of a strategy to improve the dynamics between Aboriginal people and governments.


Episode 3

Season 1

by Impact Studios at UTS