Media’s crucial role in promoting diversity

New Zealand-based journalism academic is looking for more discussion of the role of the media in promoting diversity, and more cooperation among New Zealand organisations to promote responsible and equitable reporting in a multicultural society

Verica Rupar knows first hand the power of the media to foster cultural and religious diversity – or to fan the flames of racial hatred. As a Serbian journalist living in conflict-torn Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Rupar watched how media reporting of the war reproduced and intensified racial stereotypes and human rights violations, not the reverse. Continue reading

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