Blak Bias :: 6:30pm 30th Aug 2022

Blak Bias Podcast- Episode 6

Blak Bias: Media Reckonings and Media Apologies – Towards the Future 

Black Lives Matter sparked a ‘media reckoning’ in other countries but what happened in Australia?

Co-hosts Rhianna Patrick and Madeline Hayman-Reber discuss the treatment of  Indigenous journalists who broke their silence on their experience inside mainstream media organisations. We hear from Carmen Parahi about’s apology to Maori for how the major New Zealand news organisation portrayed Maori people and reported on Maori issues for the past 160 years.

Warning: The following episode briefly discusses the reportage of child abuse so if this is likely to raise anything for you, please give 13 YARN (13- 92-76), the national 24/7 Indigenous crisis line a call or Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

Blak Bias is a collaboration between, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and 2SER Radio. It has been made possible with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas (JNI).

Co-hosts: Rhianna Patrick and Madeline Hayman-Reber. Produced, edited and mixed by Marlene Even at 2SER Radio.

Listen to the extended edition of this discussion and all 6 episode of the podcast series on the Fourth Estate podcast.


More information: 

Read Stuff.Co.NZ apology here: 

*Since the recording of this episode the Director of News at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has apologised to past and present Indigenous staff for their treatment. Read more here: 

Tile artwork:

“Buldyan” (Grandfather), 2018 by Shannon Foster. Commissioned for the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges at UTS.  

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