Category: Features

Analysing Mass Media: Globalization and Technology | Part II

Successive revolutions in technology, coupled with an emergence of new global communities, have created a rapidly evolving communication system of news and media that reflects and influences nearly every aspect of collective society today.

In the second installment of our series, we take a look at how the emergence of globalization and a rapid development of technology in the last decade have allowed news companies to consolidate information to be transmitted on a world scale.

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Opinion: Australia’s unjustified reaction to the MH17 incident

The aftermath of MH17 tells a tragic story. Source: Direct Matin Almost a week has passed since the MH17 disaster left close to 300 people dead, as the global community continues to mourn in the aftermath of this tragic incident. International media coverage was quick to point the finger at pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine

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Erosion of Privacy in Australia: Basic facts you need to know

As civil liberties in Australia continue to be diminished on a daily basis, it is imperative that you know the following essential facts about the destruction of privacy domestically. It is also imperative that you spread this information amongst family, friends and anybody who is concerned about a network of unaccountable organisations collecting and sharing

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Analysing Mass Media: Fear and Manipulation | Part I

It has now surpassed a decade since the attacks of 9/11 transformed the world that we live in, and as a forever expanding state of paranoia emerged in the aftermath, there has seemingly been a never-ending supply of reasons to be afraid of, well, just about anything.

In the following feature piece, Ethan Nash takes a look at how the media play a central role in producing a discourse of fear, and how this has allowed the press to manipulate public opinion for many years.

10,000+ pages of declassified Australian UFO documents

The National Archives of Australia holds a number of records relating to unidentified flying objects (UFOs), flying saucers and other unidentified aerial sightings. Most of these records date from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, when public interest in UFOs was high and many sightings were reported to Commonwealth authorities. There was no specific government agency

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