May 4, 2012 (QOL) OYSU Melbourne
took part of Media and Young Muslim Conference
The Ogaden Youth and Students Union Melbourne was invited
to take part of the Media and Young Muslim conference which
The Conference will continue until Sunday 6
of May. The media conference was hosted by Multicultural Media
Exchange and it was held in Melbourne Town Hall. One of the
special guest was Mr George Negus, successful Australian Journalist
who traveled and reported from Middle East. Mr Negus previously
worked as reporter for 60 Minute, Today, Dateline and presently
works for channel 10 The Project.
Mr Negus spoke about his experience as journalist
reporting from the Middle East, getting close with Muslim
culture and Ideology. Also among the speakers where young
Muslim Journalist and the Director of Multicultural Media
Exchange Ms Anges Cusack. The aim of the conference was to
get together young Muslims and talk about the coverage of
minority groups in Media. The conference also aimed to tackle
Islamic-phobia of Australian Media.
2 members of OYSU Melbourne had the opportunity
to speak with George Negus and other Journalist at the conference.
Mr Negus advise was to continue to put more focus on media
attention of the Ogaden situation. Other Journalist at the
conference also agreed that to create awareness about the
Ogaden situation more emphasis should be given to Australian
In conclusion following the advise was given
to OYSU Melbourne: In order to create awareness about the
Human Right Violation in the Ogaden, OYSU Melbourne requires.
1) To get in touch with local community newspapers, radio,
small media groups. 2) look for Journalist that are wiling
to break the news in order to enhance their career, 3) Taking
part of conferences like the Media and young Muslims or generally
be connected to the wider Australian Muslims and other communities.
As mentioned above the conference will continue
until Sunday 6 of May.