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Our stories examine the ways that race, religion, class, dis/ability, age, gender and sexual identity issues intersect with major topics in the media, and aim to bring new perspectives to light.

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Photojournalism Should Apply Journalism’s ‘Ethic for Human...

Photojournalism Should Apply Journalism’s ‘Ethic for Human...

When does a photograph become a form of exploitation? What questions should photojournalists ask themselves before sending material for publication? When should the right to inform take a step back and let other rights, such as the right to privacy,...

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June 2022 Newsletter: The Harrowing Past of Outing LGBT Celebrities

June 2022 Newsletter: The Harrowing Past of Outing LGBT Celebrities

Pride Month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQI+ people, education in LGBTQI+ history and raising awareness of …

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Buffalo Supermarket Shooting highlights Social Media’s Struggle to M...

Buffalo Supermarket Shooting highlights Social Media’s Struggle to M...

This recent tragedy in Buffalo, NY highlights the continual struggle social media platform companies have when racist and violent content created by individuals is displayed live for the world to see.

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‘Outing’ of LGBT Celebrities Like Rebel Wilson Has a Harrowing Pas...

‘Outing’ of LGBT Celebrities Like Rebel Wilson Has a Harrowing Pas...

The reality is that regardless of how much has changed for LGBT people for the better, the process of coming out is, deeply personal.

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Squash Online Hate Speech: Digital Spaces Exclude Vulnerable Groups

Squash Online Hate Speech: Digital Spaces Exclude Vulnerable Groups

Debates about gender and sexual minorities are useless if they do not seek to destabilize manhood as a patriarchal construct or if they do not address cis-sexism and challenge heteronormativity.

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Reporting of Shireen Abu Aqleh’s murder highlights biased journalism...

Reporting of Shireen Abu Aqleh’s murder highlights biased journalism...

Shireen Abu Aqleh became a war journalist at a time when seeing women in such fields of journalism was almost unheard of, and continued to highlight the voices of women in the region simply by being on screen and doing...

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May 2022 Newsletter: Twitter’s Buyout Negotiations Raise Concern...

May 2022 Newsletter: Twitter’s Buyout Negotiations Raise Concern...

As Elon Musk was finalising the agreement to take over Twitter for $US 44 billion, the European Union agreed on adopting the …

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‘Do Africans Have Cars?’ How a TikTok Star Breaks Stereoty...

‘Do Africans Have Cars?’ How a TikTok Star Breaks Stereoty...

TikTokers across the continent of Africa will often find ignorant questions and remarks in their comments on a daily basis. But one TikTok star is breaking stereotypes by using sarcasm, and her TikToks have gone viral.

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MDIG Workshops for Students: Preventing Gendered Islamophobia in the M...

MDIG Workshops for Students: Preventing Gendered Islamophobia in the M...

MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in soCiety) is a two-year project which aims to prevent gendered Islamophobia …

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Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase Could Affect Vulnerable Groups on t...

Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase Could Affect Vulnerable Groups on t...

If it is Musk’s goal to improve public discourse, then rolling back hard-won advances in content moderation that help protect its most vulnerable users will see that discourse suffer. It seems like a lot to lose just to gain an...

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