My truth is truer than your truth.
How do you know that something is true? Why do you trust a particular source? And are you actually hearing both sides of a story?
While citizen journalism has opened our eyes to stories we may never have previously seen, it has also enabled much more information to be distributed without context or traditional fact checking. Combined with this is the fact that algorithms are increasing biasing our feeds. Our panel will dive into how sometimes objectivity can be subjective.
Osman Faruqi was born in Pakistan and came to Australia at the age of 2. He’s been a journalist for over 10 years, reporting on politics, current affairs, culture and lifestyle, currently with Schwartz Media as the editor of the 7am daily news podcast.
A former political candidate for The Greens party, Osman shares his experiences of navigating through the landscape of misinformation in Australia, dealing with racist harassment online and his thoughts on anti-Muslim tactics in the recent Australian Federal election.
Tigist Kebede is a counsellor for victim and survivors of sexual assault, a youth advisor for the Ethiopian Community Association of Victoria, a Community Advisor for A Seat at the Table, a member of the African Communities Working Group and Intercultural Advisory Group for the City of Melton.
Born in Sudan, Tigist is young woman of Ethiopian Heritage. Professionally, she has a master’s degree in counselling and is currently working at the Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault. She is advocate against sexual and family violence. Tigist has designed and facilitated numerous workshops and community education, focusing on sexual assault, mental health, substance use and family violence.