Right Now set a challenge for a lucky bunch of postgraduate students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism (University of Melbourne). The pay off? Scale. Impact. Investigations. New journalists launching careers with skills, contacts and credibility in climate and human rights reporting.
Sunshine Avenue in the Melbourne suburb of Kealba is lined on one side with brick houses with well-tended gardens. At first glance, the western suburbs street looks little different from other post-war suburbs in this city. Except the houses are just metres away from a burning landfill site. A gentle breeze blows odour from the […]
Hector Sharp explains why members of Melbourne’s Ethopian community recently picketed the British consulate on Collins Street, and what it has to do with the disappearance of activist Andargachew Tsige
By Sarah Barton. This article is part of our April and May focus on Art and Human Rights. In 2001 my good friend and colleague Greg Dee was appointed Station Manager at Channel 31, the community television station in Melbourne. The station has a licence to broadcast programs that are representative of diverse communities across Melbourne […]
“I figured out that I was gay when I was about 12 or 13 years old,” Ball said. “I fought it for a very long time, and it took me quite a while to come to terms with it because I felt that I would be letting my … community down.” Jason developed his football […]