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Whose reality?: Media

Resource material for VCE English context study

Kony 2012: what's the real story?

Kony 2012: what's the real story?

A 28-minute film about the plight of children in Africa has been watched more than 21m times on YouTube. But the charity behind it is facing criticism for its Hollywood-style campaigning on the issue. Are the criticisms fair?

Craig Thompson and Peter Slipper

Presumption of innocence lost for sizzle and sales

"an abject failure on the part of the media and politicians to observe a sacrosanct feature of our justice system; the presumption of innocence."

Barnes, G. (2012) Presumption of innocence lost for sizzle and sales - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). [online] Available at: [Accessed: 7 Jun 2012].

O.J. Simpson car chase 1994

O.J. Simpson

Alan Jones - 'shock jock'

Alan Jones - Australian 'shock jock' attack on PM Gillard

Lindy Chamberlain

On this day - 29 October 1982

Trial by Media - The dingo baby case

Children overboard

7 July, 2011 1:38PM AEST

Reith vs Trioli on 'Leaky Boat' Tampa interview

Arts Hub (2011) One of the infamous 'Children Overboard' images. [image online] Available at: [Accessed: 7 June 2012].

Innocence of Muslims

Mohammed cartoon - Danish

What the Muhammad cartoons portray

Mohammed cartoon - French

Casey Anthony - child murdered

Casey Anthony: The child murder trial that fascinated America