Australia's media have systematically thwarted Aboriginal aspirations | Amy Thomas, Andrew Jakubowicz and Heidi Norman

Australia's media have systematically thwarted Aboriginal aspirations | Amy Thomas, Andrew Jakubowicz and Heidi Norman Our research into 45 years of print coverage of key initiatives for Indigenous self-determination reveals that black perspectives are rarely presented as legitimateEver since Captain James Cook evaded British instructions to take possession of the continent now known as Australia “with the consent of the natives”, the interests of settlers have dominated media reporting on Aboriginal people.Our new research analysing 45 years of print media reporting of Aboriginal initiatives for self-determination has found that media have systematically and substantially failed – if not undermined and denied – Aboriginal aspirations for self-determination and for enduring political settlements. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/16/how-the-media-fails-aboriginal-aspirations