The government has demonised refugees but these 27 writers and poets offer a powerful argument for welcoming them
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Women On Air But Still Not Calling The Shots On TV
Men still outnumber women in the most powerful positions in TV news and current affairs, write Wendy Bacon, Elise Dalley and Alex Holder as they continue our Women in the Media series.
Voting Green because I'm a journalist - and all the other reasons
Why I support the Greens and voted for them in the September 2013 election
This Is Why We Need Truly Democratic Media
From Roger Corbett's appearance on Lateline to News Ltd's bias, a politicised media has been a prominent feature of this election - but media policy has barely rated a mention, writes Wendy Bacon.
Picture wars: don't be fooled by the government's asylum propaganda
Images are now weapons in a communication war and the government is skilled at restricting real journalism, favouring manufactured soundbites instead.
Reform? What NSW Reform?
Kevin Rudd's intervention in the NSW ALP is welcome. But the secret approval process for Packer's casino proves it's business as usual for the mates who run the state, writes Wendy Bacon.
Gender must stay on the agenda
When I woke this morning, the first images that came into my mind were those of naked corpses of young Sri Lankan Tamil women.
Woolworths supermarket - not welcome on my corner
Today's a sad day for many in our neighbourhood because a Woolworths supermarket, which many in our community didn't want, has opened its doors at the end of my street on the boundary of Newtown and Erskineville in inner Sydney.
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The Australian and New Matilda's 'Where are the women in the media?'
Today we published Part 4 of our New Matilda 'Where are the women in the media?' series. On Tuesday, we published Part 3 of our investigation which was a gender breakdown of by lines on a particular day. We called it a 'snapshot' and suggested more research is needed.
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Who Do Journos Listen To?
The Women in the Media project tackles the sources journalists turn to for quotes and expert opinion. Whose voices get heard?