Behind the News: Civics Series
5:07

Behind the News: Civics Series: The History of Voting

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me September 7, 2017

Civics and citizenship

News and current affairs

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All Australians over the age of 18 have the right to vote. But it hasn't always been that way.

All Australians over the age of 18 have the right to vote. But it hasn't always been that way.

Behind the News Special
13:30

Behind the News Special: Rookies

ABC Me September 5, 2018

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Rookie reporters from around Australia have contributed to the program's 50 years by doing their own stories for ABC News. We've put some of them together in this very special ...

Rookie reporters from around Australia have contributed to the program's 50 years by doing their own stories for ABC News. We've put some of them together in this very special special.

BTN: Media Literacy
13:07

BTN: Media Literacy: Bias

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Me September 20, 2018

Media arts

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Bias is hard to avoid, but it can be really damaging - leading us to make poor choices without fairly weighing up the facts. This episode looks at bias in the media and why it ...

Bias is hard to avoid, but it can be really damaging - leading us to make poor choices without fairly weighing up the facts. This episode looks at bias in the media and why it can be particularly damaging.

Behind the News: Civics Series
4:14

Behind the News: Civics Series: The Three Levels of Government

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me June 29, 2016

Civics and citizenship

News and current affairs

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As well as federal government, there are two other levels of government that we vote for too; local and state. So what are the responsibilities of each level of government and ...

As well as federal government, there are two other levels of government that we vote for too; local and state. So what are the responsibilities of each level of government and why is our country set up that way?

Behind the News: Civics Series
3:59

Behind the News: Civics Series: What is An Electorate?

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me June 30, 2016

Civics and citizenship

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Electorates make up our national political map and we hear them mentioned by name on the news each night. But why do they exist and how do they help make sure everyone is ...

Electorates make up our national political map and we hear them mentioned by name on the news each night. But why do they exist and how do they help make sure everyone is represented in parliament?

BTN: Media Literacy
15:30

BTN: Media Literacy: Media Ethics

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me November 8, 2018

Media arts

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The news media can be a powerful force for good, but it doesn't always use its power in the right way. That's why news organisations often have codes of ethics which ...

The news media can be a powerful force for good, but it doesn't always use its power in the right way. That's why news organisations often have codes of ethics which journalists are expected to abide by.

BTN: Media Literacy
13:06

BTN: Media Literacy: News Values

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me August 16, 2018

Media arts

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Have you ever wondered what makes news news? We look at the news values that determine which stories we see and hear about and which ones we don't, and how those news values ...

Have you ever wondered what makes news news? We look at the news values that determine which stories we see and hear about and which ones we don't, and how those news values can subtly shape the way we see the world.

BTN: Media Literacy
10:37

BTN: Media Literacy: Fake News

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me August 30, 2018

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Fake news is big news at the moment. Many experts are worried about the effect that fake stories are having on the media and democracy, but did you know that fake news isn't new?

Fake news is big news at the moment. Many experts are worried about the effect that fake stories are having on the media and democracy, but did you know that fake news isn't new?

Behind the News: Civics Series
4:43

Behind the News: Civics Series: What is Democracy?

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me June 27, 2016

Civics and citizenship

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Democracy is something most Australians take for granted, but what is democracy and how did it come to be? We take a trip back in history to find out.

Democracy is something most Australians take for granted, but what is democracy and how did it come to be? We take a trip back in history to find out.

BTN: Media Literacy
12:44

BTN: Media Literacy: Sources

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me August 23, 2018

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Sources are a key ingredient to any news story but their quality can vary a lot. This episode looks at different types of sources and gives advice on how to find reliable ...

Sources are a key ingredient to any news story but their quality can vary a lot. This episode looks at different types of sources and gives advice on how to find reliable information.

Behind the News: Civics Series
5:09

Behind the News: Civics Series: The History of Voting

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me June 28, 2016

Civics and citizenship

News and current affairs

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All Australians over the age of 18 have the right to vote. But it hasn't always been that way.

All Australians over the age of 18 have the right to vote. But it hasn't always been that way.

Floods
3:03

Floods

Clip from Behind The News Specials

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There are some issues that affect entire communities and in this BtN special we have a look at the insurance issues following the Queensland floods, importance of class sizes ...

There are some issues that affect entire communities and in this BtN special we have a look at the insurance issues following the Queensland floods, importance of class sizes and take a different look at Christmas Island.

The 'Asian century' and language
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The 'Asian century' and language

Clip from Behind The News

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BtN stories include: Super Storm, Asian Century, Homework Debate, Organ Farming and Robot Boy.

BtN stories include: Super Storm, Asian Century, Homework Debate, Organ Farming and Robot Boy.

Australian-Indonesian sister schools
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Australian-Indonesian sister schools

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This week BtN looks back at previous election campaigns and what we can expect to see over the coming weeks. Other stories include: Solar Future, Indo School, Top End Students ...

This week BtN looks back at previous election campaigns and what we can expect to see over the coming weeks. Other stories include: Solar Future, Indo School, Top End Students and Boccia Girl.

Behind the News: Great Barrier Reef - World Heritage
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Behind the News: Great Barrier Reef - World Heritage

Clip from Behind The News

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The conflict in Ukraine has entered a dangerous new phase, with Russia sending troops into Crimea, against the wishes of the temporary Ukrainian Government. Many people are ...

The conflict in Ukraine has entered a dangerous new phase, with Russia sending troops into Crimea, against the wishes of the temporary Ukrainian Government. Many people are now calling this a fight between the east and the west. But what does that mean? Who is the east and the west? And why does there seem to be such tension between the two?

Reconciliation action with hugs
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Reconciliation action with hugs

Clip from Behind the News

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It's Reconciliation Week on Behind the News. We kick off the show with a look at an experiment by one young indigenous girl that aimed to promote acceptance in the community ...

It's Reconciliation Week on Behind the News. We kick off the show with a look at an experiment by one young indigenous girl that aimed to promote acceptance in the community through free hugs.

Closing the Gap
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Closing the Gap

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Closing the Gap aims to narrow the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, we look at what progress has been made; we find out about the Zika ...

Closing the Gap aims to narrow the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, we look at what progress has been made; we find out about the Zika virus; our decimal currency turns 50; Australia's population is about to reach 24 million and we visit some game-playing orangutans.

What are the requirements to be an astronaut?
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What are the requirements to be an astronaut?

Clip from Behind the News

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This week BtN is taking a special look at some of the issues that come with kids using social media; we look at one country that's managed to eradicate ebola; an international ...

This week BtN is taking a special look at some of the issues that come with kids using social media; we look at one country that's managed to eradicate ebola; an international day for toilets; we find out how to become an astronaut and a new program to help young people who have moved to Australia.