It’s a mystery how the personal stories of the thousands of refugees and asylum seekers who make their way to Australia – by boat or air – rarely manage to make it to the media.
There’s the odd success story that gets written about. But what about when the real success is actually surviving?
The preferred default position of media in this country is to play along with the dehumanising of asylum seekers as queue jumpers or potential security risks.Razor wire on Christmas Island, image via sbs.com.au.
This month, Medicins Sans Frontieres, the internationally acclaimed humanitarian medical group, has been on TV and online unashamedly trying ...