Masterclass webinar: How the media can amplify young voices

Young Australians are already engaging with news media, but the stories told and voices chosen are rarely their own.

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In this special MPC Masterclass webinar, learn from young people and the journalists reporting on them how the media can elevate representation of the country’s youth. On the panel, moderated by the ABC’s Matilda Marozzi, are:

Ahmed Hassan, 2022 Victorian Young Australian of the Year. At the age of 18 Ahmed co-founded Youth Activating Youth, an organisation supporting marginalised and disadvantaged young people. Ahmed is a Director on the Board of the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation and also a member of the Australian Multicultural Council.

Jewel Topsfield, social affairs editor at The Age and co-host of Enough, a podcast about youth mental health. Jewel has reported extensively on youth mental health.

Jamila Sudi, a proud Dja Dja Wurrung woman from Yorta Yorta country, Shepparton. Jamila is a secondary school student passionate about gender equality and encouraging other young women to speak up about what’s important to them. She hopes to become a journalist and so she may one day tell the stories that matter to her and her community. Jamila is a winner of the ABC’s Takeover Shepparton program, which works to amplify the voices of young people from regional Australia.

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