Media in spotlight at diversity debate


Hosted by World News Australia’s Anton Enus, the SBS CQ forum discussed whether the media served as friend or foe in Australia’s discussions about diversity.


Forum participants included former news directors of networks 10 and 9 and the Daily Telegraph journalist Joe Hildebrand, along with former Immigration Minister the Hon Amanda Vanstone.

They shared the floor with community advocates and refugees including the Liberal candidate for Cabramatta Dai Le, Bahati Masudi from SBS’s Go Back To Where You Came From and Pino Migliorino from multicultural peak body FECCA as well as commentators and researchers including Julie Posetti, Ien Ang, Tanveer Ahmed, Ghassan Hage and Andrew Markus.

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said SBS’ expertise as a broadcaster and thought leader on diversity could help provide new perspectives on long-standing debates about multiculturalism.

“SBS is the catalyst for the national discussion about diversity and SBS CQ will become a conversation series as well as a permanent resource,” he said.

The forum, which will be broadcast on SBS TWO on December 22, was launched alongside a website which will become a permanent hub for views, news and research about diversity.

It features exclusive interviews with key thinkers and commentators as well as resources including SBS’s research into Australian attitudes towards immigration, refugees and asylum seekers.

SBS CQ: Cultural Intelligence will air on Thursday, December 22, on SBS TWO at 8.30pm. It can also be viewed online at 深圳桑拿网,sbs深圳桑拿网会所,深圳桑拿网,/cq.