Publication details [#8784]

Darwish, Ali. 1995. Standards and practices of ethnic media in Australia: Arabic case study. @turjuman Online. URL
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In the Australian migrant situation, a large number of migrants, especially new arrivals and those with limited English language skills, rely mostly on ethnic media sources and community radio stations for information - either to keep in touch with their countries of origin or to learn about the current affairs of their adopted country. This study, which is based on the analysis of 200 hours of recorded programs of Arabic media providers over a period of two years in Australia, examines the standards, practices and performance of the Arabic programs. It identifies serious problems with ethnic media and highlights the need for better safeguards to ensure compliance with policy guidelines and broadcasting laws.
Source : Based on abstract in journal