Resources of Belonging: Assessing the Consequences of Media Interventions

T Marjoribanks, Karen Farquharson, DJ Nolan, Michael Gawenda

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Sudanese people of refugee background are one of the most prominent African migrant groups in Australia. This chapter reports the findings of a media intervention involving a journalism training program held with a group of Sudanese Australians in Melbourne in 2010. The program, developed through the Centre for Advanced Journalism at The University of Melbourne, Australia, involved researchers from The University of Melbourne, Swinburne University and (now) La Trobe University, and aimed to enable Sudanese Australians to develop capacities and resources in order to achieve improved forms of representation and voice in the Australian media. As such, the program analyzed in this chapter fits with the definition of intervention being used throughout this book, namely, “activities and projects that secure, exercise, challenge or acquire media power for tactical and strategic action.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedia Interventions
EditorsKevin Howley, Nick Couldry
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781433139772
ISBN (Print)9780980296464, 9781433112119
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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