The nature of audiences in both Australia and New Zealand is ethnically, culturally and religiously diverse. Yet the mainstream media largely does not reflect this diversity. In the case of Australia, diversity reportage relating to Arabs and Muslim people is frequently neg- lected or characterised by stereotypes, as outlined by Nasya Bahfen and Alexandra Wake on page 93. In New Zealand, while the Indigenous tangata whenua media (such as the increasingly popular and innovative Māori Television, which acts as the nation’s de facto public broadcaster) and Pacific media continue to carve growing niches, other ethnic communities too often remain marginalised.
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