Aljazeera picks up the ‘tent embassy’ story

If you rely on the mainstream news, it’s pretty easy to have a very narrow version of the world. Since last year, a group of protestors have been protesting again property development in Redfern, setting up camp and maintaining a Tent Embassy.

The story has generated little media interest in Australia. I’m not sure that our media outlets would know how to frame it.

But yesterday, Aljazeera English, the international media network, picked up the story. The Australian Aborigines Defying Gentrification story provides relevant background to the issue, and tells the micro-stories using non-sensationalised images.