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Sydney’s Loving Interpretation of Eurovision

BY RITA BRATOVICH For clarification: Eurovision is a broadcasting network owned by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) which is an affiliation of networks across Europe and the world. The Eurovision Song Contest is run by Eurovision/EBU and participation is open to members of the EBU. Australia’s SBS TV Network is an associate of EBU which […]

America’s Looming War on China

BY DANIEL JARAMILLO The widespread availability of feature length documentaries on platforms such as Youtube and Netflix has resulted in a resurgence of the genre on both the silver screen and broadcast television. One such upcoming film is This Coming War On China by the award winning journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger. Pilger is an […]


It’s no secret that the Eurovision Song Contest has been dogged with controversy over the years, be it supposed collusion between certain countries in the voting process or simply the artists chosen to represent the participating nations. This year Australia’s own Guy Sebastian was ‘invited’ as a kind of wildcard entry, heavily promoted by the […]

Hundreds rally to save the unique voice of public broadcasters

By Sophie Trigger.   Proposed cuts to the ABC and SBS could see many language specific programs cut from local radio in culturally diverse areas. Federal member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese, states that the coalition’s cuts of $500 million will reduce many of the programs enjoyed by residents of inner-western suburbs. “Sydney is a diverse, […]

Naked City: The good, the bad, and the oddball!

Browse any major news website today and apart from the distressing stories about Gaza and Iraq you’ll inevitably find a section devoted to the oddball and the quirky. Like the feel-good story that rounds off the six o’clock news these snippets of near irrelevancy are obviously designed to soften the blow of the often-gruesome reality […]