Media Interventions in Racialized Communities

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

1. Racialized News

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

1.1.1. war on terrorism begins

1.1.2. "race" themes emerge

1.1.3. "linking" of national news stories caused a clash of civilizations

1.1.3.1. "linking" of news led to catagorizing people as "Middle Eastern"," Muslim", or "Arab".

1.1.3.2. convergence of racialized reporting threatens communities

1.1.3.3. increase of racist violence,discrimination, and harassment

2. Where it Started

2.1. Sydney, Australia-mid 2001

2.1.1. Why?

2.1.1.1. escalation of ethnic crime debates after a series of sexual assaults

2.1.1.2. MV Tampa picked up 438, mainly Afghan asylum seekers.

2.1.1.3. "seekers" denied asylum on Australian soil, transferred to Nauru detention center

3. Community Media Interventions

3.1. meaning

3.1.1. projects developed by communities subjected to media racism to alter or return to mainstream news

3.1.1.1. "intervention"

3.1.1.1.1. highlight the "change" orientation of such activities

3.1.1.1.2. expand, diversify media intentions

3.1.1.1.3. cross the boundary that keeps "ethnic others" confined to community media and specialized journalism

4. PURPOSE

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

5. Examples

5.1. Checking the Performance of News

5.1.1. monitoring mainstream newsmedia and talk radio

5.1.2. identify examples of irresponsible reporting

5.1.3. reward fair, balanced, and positive coverage

6. Learning the Game

6.1. learning media skills of tolerance

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

6.3. developing source skills

7. Building Networks

7.1. United Muslim Womens Association

7.1.1. commitment to media interventions and skills workshops for young Muslim women

7.2. Muslim Women's National Network of Australia

7.2.1. focused on educating journalism students, building networks with professional journalists

8. Talking Back to News Media

8.1. UMWA organizes a controversial conference

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

8.2.1. Strong media presence at conference, yet little media coverage beyond

8.2.2. slanted report appears in The Australian focusing on a quip and ignoring speakers analysis

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

9. Outside the News

9.1. projects that work outside the conventions of news

9.1.1. Radio ArtStart is developed

9.1.1.1. helps young Muslim Australians tell their stories

9.1.1.2. Involves scriptwriting, play acting, and radio dialogues

9.1.1.3. satire, stereotypes, and various background issues were explored

10. Possibilities and Limits

10.1. Can "culture and community" exist in harmony?

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

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

11. Overview: 5 News Intervention Strategies

11.1. Learning the Game

11.2. Building Networks

11.3. Talking Back

11.4. Outside the News

11.5. Checking News Performance

12. Activities

12.1. Media Monitoring

12.2. Skills Training, Workshops

12.3. Forums, Meetings

12.4. Media Events, Critique

12.5. Cultural Production

13. Position Of Participant

13.1. Consumers, Complaints, Victims

13.2. Community Spokesman Responding to Questions

13.3. Professionals promoting access to Valuable story resources

13.4. Critics

13.5. cultural Production

14. News Conventions

14.1. policing, looking for breaches

14.2. work within politics of inclusion

14.3. reproduce and widen-exploit the conventions

14.4. address media institutions

14.5. develop alternatives, address wider publics

15. Different Narratives

15.1. Victim Narratives

15.2. Diversify range of "representative" voices

15.3. Shifting frames, prioritize stories

15.4. victim narratives, political demands

15.5. Irony, appropriate familiar media images to different ends

16. Discourse of Community

16.1. Reproduce

16.2. Diversify Angles of Voices

16.3. Response to racialization in the name of "community".

16.4. Develop alternative discourses

16.5. Develop cultural exchange