Alternative Radio (Aust.)
PO Box 780 Morwell
Victoria 3848 Australia
"Media Circus is a gathering of people who create, consume, critique and distribute media content that challenges, questions, expresses and celebrates our culture, our society and the way we live". First held in Melbourne in 1999 the Media Circus events are focused around ways in which the top down approach to main stream media can be broken down and replaced by more representative cultural expressions.
This presentation begins by asking the question, "who makes our media and how do they do it?" Two people who are eminently qualified to answer that question are Bob Burton and Elizabeth Lukin.
Bob Burton is a Canberra based freelance journalist who writes for PR Watch and he is the editor of Mining Monitor. In 1999 he co-authored Secrets and Lies: The Anatomy of and Anti-environmental Campaign with Kiwi activist Nicky Hagar. Elizabeth Lukin is the owner and director of Essential Communications, a media management and public affairs company. She has worked on many high profile political campaigns including the MUA dispute and the AMWU's Fair Trade campaign.
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