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Anthem - An Act of Sedition, 2004: MV Tampa and September 11

This clip presents an interpretation of the Howard government's response to the arrival of refugees in Australian waters on the MV Tampa in August 2001. The narration states that John Howard had often used scare tactics for his political advantage and that the refugees were now to be used in a 'race election'. Views defending ...

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Fond Memories of Cuba, 2002: 'Long live human rights'

This clip shows people on a street in Havana demonstrating their support for President Fidel Castro and the communist revolution of 1959, by holding up the Cuban national flag and singing the national anthem. Disagreements between individuals in the crowd about freedom in Cuba are then seen, followed by a street interview ...

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Democracy and the media - a unit of work

This unit of work for middle and upper secondary students explores the role of the media in democratic societies and examines some of the limitations on free speech and freedom of the press. Through five activities students are challenged to think about the relationships between democracy and the media, media ownership ...