Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I've published an article on the impacts of the changes to the National Security Act on news media and journalists. You can read the introduction here, but you need a subscription to the Gazette to access the entire piece. http://www.glj.com.au/
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Islam and the Australian News Media (eds) Halim Rane, Jacqui Ewart, Mohamad Abdalla published through Melbourne University Press, 2010. Contributions from journalists and academics about reporting and researching Islam, Muslims and the news media. Out now. Order through Melbourne University Press.
Latest news on 'Haneef: A Question of Character' - The Canberra Times ran a great review of the book, albeit from disaffected speech writer for former AFP boss Mick Keelty. More grist for the mill? Sales are up in ACT.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
It's certainly been interesting watching the media coverage of the attacks on Indian students in Australia, and fascinating watching the Australian and Indian governments' responses to the violence. There have been claims and counter claims in the media about the cause of the more recent violent events. Yet again, I am reminded of the Haneef case - Australia's relationship with India is again back on the agenda for the federal government. As an academic it's also concerning that this issue could impact on the Australian higher education market, if it is not handled sensitively by our government.
Friday, December 18, 2009
The Australian reports today (19/12/09) that Stephen Keim and Haneef's other lawyers continue to pursue the Australian government through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal - seeking the release of documents on the case. Keim was also recently awarded the Human Rights Commission human rights medal for 2009. Keim also told The Australian today that he remains hopeful that Dr Haneef will return to Australia in the future.