Refugees and asylum seekers enter the media through different doors: from the news, to cinema, and in many non-mainstream channels. This panel explores these entry points for refugees in the media through presentations on three different forms of access: indirect access – this involves the representation of refugees and asylum seekers provided by the news media through journalist reporting, which offers little control on the part of those who are represented; mediated access – this refers to the narrative created around refugees and asylum seekers through documentaries, in which parties work together; and direct access – this sees asylum seekers and refugees taking the camera in their own hands; here, power is held by the storytellers. Through the case studies presented, the panel will offer a lens for reflection on the different dimensions of access and control for refugees in the media.
- Valentina Baú, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney
- Sukhmani Khorana, Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong
- Daisy Montalvo, Artist in Residence, CuriousWorks
This panel will be chaired by Matt Levinson, Head of Communications & Public Affairs at Australia for UNHCR.
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SAM Seminar Series
This series provides a showcase and forum for local as well as international scholars, researchers, industry practitioners and creative artists – ranging from early-career to well-established – to present on their work. No need to book, all welcome!
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Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway. Map Reference G14. Cinema 327 is located on the third floor. Please note the main entrance off the central walkway is on Level 1.