AdNews Podcast Live Edition: Box ticking diversity and one-dimensional multiculturalism

By AdNews | 6 December 2017
Mehreen Faruqi and George Pesutto

Welcome to the latest edition of the AdNews Podcast. We know the best part of our job is the conversations we get to have with the smartest people in the industry every day - so this is our way of sharing that with our audience.

This special edition was recorded live at our AdNews Live! Reframing Australia event in November. We’re turning the sessions into a podcast series that you can tune into this week. This is the first, keep an ear out for the next one later this week.

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In this session, MP Mehreen Faruqi, the first female Muslim MP in Australian parliament, talked about the wider social and economic issues around multiculturalism and the role that media and advertising play. There's also a Q&A with the director of Global Media Solutions Group, George Pesutto.

"Our country is full of multiculturalism and prosperity, but where are all these wonderful colourful people in our media and in our politics?" she asked in her opening address at the AdNews Live! Reframing Australia event in November.

"Diversity lives and breathes on the streets of every city in Australia but how can it be that it disappears in our media?"

The AdNews Podcast is sponsored by The Trade Desk, and produced for us by Nova Entertainment. 

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