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Black Witness

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Black Witness

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Title: Black Witness
Author: MCQUIRE, AMY
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 16/07/2024
Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
Price: $35.00
Publishing status: Active

A searing indictment of the media’s failures in reporting Indigenous affairs – and a powerful corrective that shows how Black journalism can pave the way for equality and justice.

From one of this country’s leading Indigenous journalists comes a collection of fierce and powerful essays proving why the media need to believe Black witnesses and showcasing ways that journalism can be used to hold the powerful to account and make the world a more equitable place.

Amy McQuire has been writing on Indigenous affairs since she was seventeen years old and, over the past eighteen years, has reported on most of the key events involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including numerous deaths in custody, the Palm Island uprising, the Bowraville murders and the Northern Territory Intervention. She has also drawn attention to the misrepresentations and violence of mainstream media accounts, and also to their omissions and silences in regards to Indigenous matters altogether. In myriad ways the mainstream media has repeatedly failed to report accurately, responsibly or comprehensively on Indigenous affairs.

Black Witness is the essential collection of First Nations journalism that we need right now – and always have.

ISBN: 9780702263323
Pages: 256