Date/Time: Mon 30 Apr / 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Communications and Media Studies
Media Matters: Violence Against Women
90 minute seminar (4.30 pm – 6 pm) in the monthly MFJ Media Matters series led by panel of 4 speakers chaired by A/Prof Margaret Simons. Short presentations followed by discussion.
Synopsis:There has been a big increase in news reporting about domestic violence: what was once seen as a private matter is now recognised as a pervasive social problem.
The United Nations has urged member states to work with media on primary prevention through influencing community attitudes. This is reflected in action plans at both Australian federal government level, and in Victoria. What role does the media have in creating change?
Fiona McCormack is the CEO of Domestic Violence Victoria, the peak-body for family violence services in Victoria.
Miki Perkins is a senior journalist and social affairs editor at The Age. She has won awards for her coverage of family violence.
Jan Earthstar has worked in the violence against women sector for 12 years and is currently the Senior Advisor for the National Media Engagement Program at Our Watch.
Jane Gilmore is a freelance journalist, with a strong focus on data journalism and male violence.
Jude McCulloch is professor of Criminology in the Monash Gender and Family Violence program, School of Social Sciences.
Monday 30 April
04:30pm – 06:00pm
Building S, Room S901
For further information, please contact A/Prof Margaret Simons at firstname.lastname@example.org