The Australian Government has a long standing policy of not paying ransoms. Yet last week it demanded a hefty one for the release of over 100 children from immigration detention.
Dana Affleck responds to the Minister for Immigration’s attack on the Refugee Convention, explaining what might have been thought obvious – why it is important to protect people fleeing persecution.
Pia White looks back over media coverage of human rights during June, a month dominated by welfare, the environment and the ever-present issue of government handling of asylum seekers.
Sarah George, co-ordinator of the national education program “Five Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘Boat People’”, tackles social media, online protesting and planning a popular campaign.
Pia White looks into the media’s role in cultural shift, through the recent coverage of two pertinent human rights issues: asylum seekers and gender equality.
Pia White looks at media coverage of human rights during October through the monthly theme of ‘institutions’, and Sam Ryan reviews ‘Child Soldier’, the new song from hip-hop duo (and refugees from Burundi) featuring Paul Kelly.