Visual Essay Pitch:
As you can tell from my pitch I have decide to do an in-depth summary, exploring the relationship between Australia’s refugee policies and the Australian media’s representation of refugees. Rather than rearching a solution I beleive being able to provide more information is a good short-term solution in itself.
Bleiker, R, Campbell, D, Hutchison, E & Nicholson, X 2013, ‘The visual dehumanization of refugees’, Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 398-416.
Evans, N 2021, ‘Refugees and the Media: An introduction’ Eco360 recorded lecture, BCM222, University of Wollongong, viewed 28 April 2021.
Klocker, N, & Dunn, KN 2003, ‘Who’s driving the asylum debate: newspaper and government representations of asylum seekers’, Media International Australia, vol. 109, pp. 71-92.
McAdam, J & Chong, F 2014, Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia’s policies are not, UNSW Press, Sydney.
Parker, S 2015, ‘Unwanted invaders: The representation of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and Australian print media’, eSharp, vol. 1, no. 23, pp.1-21.
Stratton, J 2009, ‘Welcome to Paradise: Asylum Seekers, Neoliberalism, Nostalgia and Lucky Miles’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 629-645.
Asylum-seekers at a Manus Island detention centre 2014, image, REUTERS, viewed 7 April 2021, <https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40269543>.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (right) and Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill sign a Regional Resettlement Agreement on asylum seekers 2013, image, photographed by D. Peled, AAP, viewed 7 May 2021, <https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-19/manus-island-detention-centre-to-be-expanded-under-rudd27s-asy/4830778>.
Syrian schoolchildren run past heavily-damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital of Damascus 2016, image, photographed by A. Almohibany, AFP, viewed 7 April 2021, <https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/11/syrias-students-going-to-school-in-a-war-zone/545474/#img11>.
With the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, Australia’s contribution to the protection of refugees and other displaced people is more important than ever before 2020, image, Shutterstock, viewed 7 April 2021, <https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/business-law/refugees-and-asylum-seekers-was-federal-budget-missed-opportunity>.