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    Diverse Voices, Inclusive Views: Multicultural Media's Vital Role in Shaping Australia's Media Landscape

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    This is a rare opportunity to convene and hear a range of speakers discuss the role of multicultural media in public interest journalism. Key questions for discussion include how multicultural media engage with their communities; multicultural media’s relationship with government; what are the next best steps for multicultural media to strengthen its cross-platform journalism; and what does the “public’’ in public interest journalism mean in the multicultural context. 

    Hear from our Keynote Speaker, prominent figure in Australian multiculturalism Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian AO.

    Dr Kerkyasharian, a steadfast advocate for multiculturalism in Australia, has served on the National Australia Day Council (NADC) Board since 2019. Over five decades, he has spearheaded initiatives to foster community harmony and inclusion. Notably, as Chair and CEO of the Community Relations Commission of NSW, he drove policy changes benefiting under-represented communities. He also led the Anti-Discrimination Board, championing minority rights. Recognised for his contributions, he has received numerous accolades, including the Order of Australia and the Presidential Medal for "Outstanding Achievement" from Cyprus. Dr Kerkyasharian's extensive involvement includes leadership roles in various organisations and as a NSW Australia Day Ambassador for over two decades.

    In addition, there will be a panel discussion, canvassing current issues of government engagement, crisis communications and digital transformation.

    Our panellists include:

    David Giang, Managing Director of Vietnamese language newspaper, Chieu Duong (The Sunrise Daily) and Multicultural NSW Advisory Board Member  

    Wendy Huang, Managing Director of Chinese News and Media Group Pty Ltd & Publisher of the Chinese Herald

    Sid Merhi Managing Director of 2ME Arabic Radio

    Dimitra Skalkos, Managing Director of Foreign Language Press Pty Ltd and Publisher of The Greek Herald & Ellinis Magazine

    Pawan Luthra, Publisher and Founder of Indian Link Media Group

    Julius Larobina, Managing Director, Italian Media Corp and Publisher of Il Globo & La Fiamma

    Fotis Kapetopoulos, moderator and Secretary of Independent Multicultural Media Australia (IMMA)

    Event Details:

    - What: Diverse Voices, Inclusive Views: Multicultural Media's Vital Role in Shaping Australia's Media Landscape

    - Where: NSW Parliament Fountain Court & Theatrette 

    - When: Wednesday, May 15 2024

    - Time: Arrival drinks 5.30-6.30PM  Event commences 6.30-8.45PM

    - Cost: Free


    This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to explore the narrative prowess of independent multicultural outlets, the role they play in bridging gaps in mainstream coverage and their positive impact on cultural maintenance. 

    An Independent Multicultural Media Australia event. 

    We look forward to seeing you there. 


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