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Description - Us and Them by Peter Manning

Since 9/11 the Australian media has been filled with bad news stories. Gang rapes in Sydney, asylum seekers, the Tampa federal election, the war in Afghanistan, the first year of the Palestinian intifada, the Cronulla riots - all hit the headlines on a regular basis. One factor ran through all of these- Arabs and Muslims. After the terrible anti-Muslim feeling after 9/11, Manning had the shocking realization that he hadn't fairly portrayed Muslims in the media, and had even used Australia's fear of Islam to sell stories. His reaction to the media firestorm about one ethnicity and one religion was to prepare a fully-refereed academic study on how both had been portrayed in two newspapers - Sydney's two major dailies - in the year before and the year after September 11, 2001. The results horrified him, and he set out to redress the balance any way he could. Now Professor of Media Studies at the University of Technology, he launched himself into an undergraduate degree in Arabic studies, and immersed himself in the Arab world. His subsequent trip to the Middle East was one of the best times of his life. US AND THEM is an attempt by a respected journalist and media commentator to

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091836931
ISBN-10: 009183693X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Peter Manning

Peter Manning is a former executive producer of the landmark ABC current affairs program Four Corners'. Prior to that he worked as a reporter for a range of publications and media, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin and edited Nation Review. He has worked behind the scenes in television journalism for many years as a former head of news and current affairs at both the ABC and the Seven network. He is now Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Sydney's University of Technology, and a sought-after commentator on media issues. Please visit www.usandthem.com.au for more information.

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