SBS CQ: Who Should Tell Indigenous Stories?

SBS CQ: Who Should Tell Indigenous Stories?

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The third SBS CQ debate poses the question: Who Should Tell Indigenous Stories? SBS CQ is a debate series on issues relating to the Australian media. Hosted by Stan Grant, CQ: Who Should Tell Indigenous Stories? asks what is the right way for the media to cover Indigenous stories? Most Australians have never met an Indigenous person. Negative portrayal of Indigenous stories in the media can affect perceptions of Indigenous people by the broader population. They can affect Indigenous people’s perceptions of themselves. Does this affect public policy? CQ features a debate between prominent Indigenous Australians such as Marcia Langton, Mick Gooda and Larissa Lee, media heavyweights such as Jeff McMullen, Liz Jackson and Jeremy Geia. There is no doubt the media focuses on conflict and negativity. There’s no doubt that some media do not cover issues in any depth. But what are the consequences when they get it wrong?