Press the Press Panel Discussion


Posted on May 14, 2021



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Join experienced journalists for a lively debate on the day’s essential issues in this informative panel discussion.

Identity politics: is it helping or hindering public debate?

Once upon a time, religion was the social glue for most people, then from the late 19th century, it shifted to nation-states. But in the age of social and digital media, identity is much more fractured. Whether it’s race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or politics, we seem to now be in an age of identity politics where people consume their news through a tribal lens. Three journalists discuss what role identity politics is playing in the production of news and public debate.

Your MC and Host Tony Nicholls, Good Talent Media

Founder and Principal Consultant of Good Talent Media Tony Nicholls is an accomplished journalist who has held roles for more than ten years with the ABC, SBS and Network Ten, covering thousands of news stories across Victoria, Australia, and the international media.


Caro Meldrum-Hanna

ABC Exposed: Series Writer and Reporter

Bio: Caro started her career with ABC in 2009 and is now the Series Writer and Reporter for ABC TV’s Exposed. She was previously a Reporter for ABC TV’s Four Corners and the 7:30 Report.

Omar Dehen

SBS: Journalist

Bio: Omar is an award-winning journalist for SBS World News, reporting from around the country and across the globe. Proud of his Syrian heritage, he is passionate about foreign affairs, multiculturalism and promoting social unity. Before joining SBS in 2015, Omar worked at Ten News, Sky News and News Corp.

Lachlan Kennedy

10 News: Senior Reporter & Presenter

Bio: Lachlan is a Senior Reporter and Presenter for 10 News First in Sydney, primarily covering NSW Politics. Previously he has been the network’s North American Correspondent and co-anchor of QLD’s 5 pm news bulletin.

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