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Media Interventions in Racialized Communities by Mind Map: Media Interventions in Racialized Communities
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Media Interventions in Racialized Communities

Racialized News

Two weeks after asylum denied, September 11 happened,scrutiny intensifies

Where it Started

Sydney, Australia-mid 2001

Community Media Interventions



use community based media projects to improve racial discourse among Arab and Muslim communities in Australia


Checking the Performance of News

Learning the Game

learning media skills of tolerance

achieving greater news visibility for community representatives and the issues affecting them

developing source skills

Building Networks

United Muslim Womens Association

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia

Talking Back to News Media

UMWA organizes a controversial conference

conference is called Jihad:Terrorism or a Muslim's Highest Aspiration

Ment to challenge media's use of word "Jihad".

Outside the News

projects that work outside the conventions of news

Possibilities and Limits

Can "culture and community" exist in harmony?

discourse in community can be seen as discourse in culture and tradition

ethnic "leaders" can emerge and engage and reinforce boundary setting

Overview: 5 News Intervention Strategies

Learning the Game

Building Networks

Talking Back

Outside the News

Checking News Performance


Media Monitoring

Skills Training, Workshops

Forums, Meetings

Media Events, Critique

Cultural Production

Position Of Participant

Consumers, Complaints, Victims

Community Spokesman Responding to Questions

Professionals promoting access to Valuable story resources


cultural Production

News Conventions

policing, looking for breaches

work within politics of inclusion

reproduce and widen-exploit the conventions

address media institutions

develop alternatives, address wider publics

Different Narratives

Victim Narratives

Diversify range of "representative" voices

Shifting frames, prioritize stories

victim narratives, political demands

Irony, appropriate familiar media images to different ends

Discourse of Community


Diversify Angles of Voices

Response to racialization in the name of "community".

Develop alternative discourses

Develop cultural exchange