Not so ordinary: Scott Bridges

Media educator. Global connector. Pretending to adult.   Scott Bridges has worked in the media, written books about the media, and is now studying it for his PhD. He is also the co-founder of the Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange which is about raising the quality of journalism.  Tell us about Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange: Australia-Middle East JournalismContinue reading “Not so ordinary: Scott Bridges”

Freeing AJ Staff – things of note

I’m not a journalist, I’m not an expert on the Middle East, and I’m certainly not an academic in the field of political science. However, I am someone who has followed the case of the three Al Jazeera English journalists – Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – charged and locked-up in Egypt for doingContinue reading “Freeing AJ Staff – things of note”

Not so ordinary: Sally Davis

Straight talker. Community leader. Woman of words. Sally Davis’s career has seen her add journalist, airline PR, university lecturer, mayor and health-book author to her CV. You have an interesting career path and CV – tell us a bit about it:   My aim was to become a journalist; at first I was refused aContinue reading “Not so ordinary: Sally Davis”


Australian Peter Greste is an award-winning journalist who has worked for many media organisations including BBC, CNN and now Al Jazeera. Since 29 December 2013, he has been held in Cairo’s high-security Tora Prison after he was arrested alongside his Al-Jazeera news colleagues in a hotel in Cairo. Egypt’s authorities say they , among otherContinue reading “#FreeAJStaff”

Andrew Olle Lecture by Lisa Wilkinson

This is the full transcript of journalist, and current Australian Nine Network TV presenter, Lisa Wilkinson, who delivered the annual Andrew Olle Lecture at the Australian Technology Park, Redfern, Sydney on Friday 25 October 2013. This transcript was originally published online by the Australian ABC.