Spotlight on stereotypes forum

30 April 2010

Written by: Kelly Theobald

Join Margaret Simons and Indira Naidoo for a lively look at the modern media and future directions in reporting, representation and regulation. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria is holding a ‘Spotlight on Stereotypes’ forum to look at the recent portrayal of multicultural communities by the mainstream media.

Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria was established in 1974 as a voluntary, community-based organisation representing ethnic and multicultural communities in Victoria. It is now a member driven, statewide, peak advocacy body and is the principal liaison point between ethnic communities, government and wider Victoria. ECCV advocates and lobbies all levels of government on behalf of multicultural communities.

Guest speakers and panelists at the forum will include Indira Naidoo (key note address), Margaret Simons (The Content Makers, Crikey), Professor Andrew Jackubowicz (Professor of Sociology, the University of Technology Sydney), Aamar Rahman (comedian, Fear of a Brown Planet), Paul Cutler (Director of News and Current Affairs, SBS Radio and Television), Misha Ketchell (Producer, Media Watch), Dr Andre M. N. Renzaho (Executive Director, African Leadership, Learning and Advocacy Group (ALLAG) and Brian Walters SC (senior council, human rights activist, former president of Liberty Victoria)

The forum will be held on May 13th from 4-7pm at the Village Roadshow Theatrette at the State Library. For more information or to reserve your place, email Sarah Hunt at