Cyberhate – ‘It’s not coming out of ‘the internet’, it’s coming out of us.’ Last week I had the privilege of speaking at the National Press Club on the subject of cyberhate, or online abuse. My address, ‘Cyberhate and Beyond’ was televised and can be viewed here. My speech is transcribed below. For the full […]
UPDATE: Tara will give an address on the topic of Cyberhate and Beyond at the National Press Club, August 9. The address will be televised on the ABC. UPDATE: Watch Cyberhate on ABC iView now. I have been a tad quiet on my blog lately as I’ve spent much of my time in the past 10 […]
In 2014 I was contacted by one of my long-standing crime research contacts. He explained that he is currently stationed at Manus Island, and that the information being made public about the violence that took place there was not correct. I came forward with this information at his request, once I was able to fully verify his account.
This abuse, it must be stressed, is not a matter of free speech. It is a matter of public safety and law. Threats of death, rape or other physical harm are illegal online, just as they are offline. Likewise, it is against the law to encourage a person to harm themselves.
UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival Tara Moss spoke with Studio Ten about the millions of displaced children of Syria.
I am sitting cross-legged on a concrete slab in a home that is not a home. This is a makeshift shelter of corrugated iron and plastic sheeting, about the size of a parking spot, and it accommodates a displaced Syrian family with three young children.