Roselina Press Follow
Roselina Press is the editor-in-chief of Right Now, an Australian human rights media organisation. She is a writer, editor and communications specialist, and currently works at Oxfam Australia. She has a Master of International Relations and has written for Reuters, The Guardian and the United Nations Department of Public Information.
Bec Bridges is at the end of the Masters of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne, and works part-time in magazine publishing. Bec wants to show political issues and social injustices in unbiased and relatable terms to forge a better-informed society. She dreams of translating fiction from Brazilian authors one day, and wants to live as a feline for a day. She has been working at Right Now since October 2015.
Simon Farley is a writer from Melbourne. Zir work has appeared in the pages of Voiceworks and on stage at La Mama Theatre. Ze also edits, directs, acts and plays music. Ze yearns for a more equitable and compassionate society and has a particular interest in issues of ecology, gender and sexuality.
Mihilini Fernando is currently working in criminal law. Prior to that, Mihilini worked as a Judge’s Associate at the Supreme Court and in environment and planning law at a commercial firm. She has also worked in a pro bono capacity at the Senior’s Rights Legal Clinic.
Jennifer Jones has been an editor with Right Now since October 2015. Jennifer holds a BA(hons)/LLB from Victoria University of Wellington and a LLM from the University of Melbourne specialising in discrimination, employment and human rights law. She is admitted as a lawyer in both New Zealand and Australia, and lends her trans-Tasman experience to the Right Now crew. If you let her, she will talk for hours about the New Zealand political environment and the virtues of the MMP voting system.
Samantha Jones Follow
Samantha Jones is a Melbourne-based writer with a passion for arts, social justice, and human rights. They have a Bachelor in Communications, Major in Journalism, from Monash University, and a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Writing) from Swinburne University. Samantha started writing reviews for Right Now in 2015 before coming on board as Reviews Editor in 2017. Their reviews have also been published in The Big Issue and Westerly, and their creative non-fiction work was featured by Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature as part of the Summer in the City of Literature series. Samantha is a member of the City of Darebin n-SCRIBE working group and works in communications in the NFP sector. When not working with words, Samantha performs with the 80s dance troupe – Real Hot Bitches.
Creative writing editor
Claire Wilson Follow
Claire Wilson is a writer, poet and researcher. She has professional experience in the arts and resource development and has worked with international and non-profit organisations in Thailand, Singapore and Australia. She is a regular writer for Art Radar and Culture360 and has co-written the book Freelancing in the Creative Industries (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Arts and culture editor
Kevin Bathman Follow
Kevin Bathman is a designer, storyteller, writer and social change advocate based in Sydney. He is interested in using creativity to address environmental, cultural and social justice issues, and believes that the arts is an untapped avenue for catalysing change. As the founder of social enterprise, Coalition of Mischief, Kevin has worked on numerous social justice projects with not-for-profit and arts organisations to help them communicate their message better. In 2013, he co-founded Carnival of the Bold, a movement of arts for social change and is currently a Board Member for Groundswell Arts NSW, an arts sector-driven organisation to advocate for cultural diversity within the arts and media in NSW.
Sonia Nair Follow
Sonia Nair has been volunteering at Right Now since 2012 in various capacities, a highlight of which was programming a social-justice focused day at the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival called Protest and Persist. She is a writer and critic who has been published by The Wheeler Centre, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, Time Out, Kill Your Darlings, Metro and the Australian Book Review, among others. Sonia currently serves on the board of literary journal Going Down Swinging, is a regular featured critic on the literary and cultural podcast Rereaders and blogs about how she never follows her food intolerances at www.whateverfloatsyourbloat.com.
Stephen graduated from Monash University with Arts/Law degrees. Whilst working with Right Now, he is also a Judge’s Associate. He enjoyed the research and writing component of his degrees, and combining law with broader social policy. Stephen is currently interested in the areas of microfinance and impact investment. You can catch Stephen in his spare time watching and critiquing films, reading anything and everything, and binging on the latest Netflix series.
Katherine Matthew graduated from The University of Melbourne with the slightly incongruous combination of a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Law. In addition to volunteering for Right Now, she also works in communications. An avid reader, she loves writing and literature and has a strong interest in social justice. She is particularly passionate about the rights of asylum seekers, LGBTI rights and gender equality.
Victoria Mellor is completing her Arts/Law degree at Monash University and is enjoying still being a student. She loves travelling and hopes one day to move to France to put her language skills to use. Victoria’s interests lie in family law and achieving equality, particularly in the work place. When not studying, Victoria enjoys attending the odd gym class, reading and getting outdoors.
Right Now Inc (2005), Right Now Radio (2008).