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Australian media: more than half of opinion pieces found to have negative depictions of race – The Guardian

All Together Now report says coronavirus pandemic led to racism against Asian and Asian-Australian people



The Australian media industry is doomed to continue churning out controversial and often racist opinion pieces, for diminishing returns, unless newsrooms and their owners become more diverse, experts say.
A recent report from the anti-racism body All Together Now (ATN) found that 53% of opinion pieces published in Australia over 12 months involved negative depictions of race.
It reflects poorly, said Antoinette Lattouf, a director at Media Diversity Australia and a senior journalist at Channel Ten….

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