Unformatted text preview: Week 6 Discussion and Replies The Hackhman East School video address the issue of
immigration and refugee status at hand. Most countries see
immigration and refugees as a controversial issue, mostly due to
safety concerns and national security. The Muslim Community
has it the worse in this case, as well as most people of African
descent who are looked down upon, in most places of the world.
The issue inquires if Australia is doing enough to help these
refugees find a safe place to call home. The real question is, is it
Australia's job to find these people a safe place to call home or is
it these people's job to find their own safe haven. This is not my
opinion, but rather two ends of the spectrum. This determination
should be on the rights for the voters to decide.
The audience is the Australian people in general, but specifically
the Australian constituents and their relatives who may help sway
their votes. The children in the video seem to be very passionate
about helping these refugees. The woman in the video who brought
her family from the Congo seemed grateful to Australia for
providing these opportunities. Unfortunately, she also stated that
she couldn’t help her friends and relatives escape the predicament
she successfully made it out of.
The producers may have created this video as propaganda for the
liberal party in Australia to help them gain votes to bring in more
refugees and help those in need. In countries with weak
bureaucracies or authoritarian rules, it could be expected that the
citizenry perceives all government public relations as forms of
propaganda and fundamentally distrust all the communication
efforts (Gelders & Ihlen, 2010). On the other hand, it could also be
seen as a project done by children simply for the sake of educating
them. The main point of this article is that there are people who
need help. As the kid questions in the end, are we as citizens (not
just Australians) doing enough to help our fellow humans in their
time of need. References Gelders, D., & Ihlen, Ø. (2010). Government communication
about potential policies: Public relations, propaganda or both?.
Public Relations Review, 36(1), 59-62.
Hackham East School. [The New Media Awards Program].
(2012, January 8). Immigration Australia: A special report
[Video file]. Retrieved from ?
v=zPLgII3psmQ Discussion replies
Excellent work on your discussion post. I’m very interested in this topic, as the refugee crisis
should not be ignored, as it is a growing occurrence, and these people are fleeing war-affected
countries. Job well done analyzing your article. It’s unfortunate that refugees are dying trying to
get into countries so that their family can be safe. The Syrian refugee crisis has been going on for
years, due to violent dictatorship in a civil war involved in rebel groups, religious extremist, and
the regime. In 2015, more than 1.25 million refugees arrived at the borders of the European
Union, many of which being in need of international protection from war, violence, and
persecution in their home countries (Greussing & Boomgaarden, 2017). The potential
immigration of Syrian refugees is a growing ten times greater than the existing number that have
already immigrated, or tried to. Again Douglas, great work this week!
Greussing, E., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2017). Shifting the refugee narrative? An automated
frame analysis of Europe’s 2015 refugee crisis. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1-26.
Reply 2 Great work on this outline! You provided us with a structures layout, which made it easy to read
and understand. You were defined on you problem statement and goals as well. Your campaign
sounds great, and highly informative. I have to say, not too familiar with technology
advancement within the medical field, however your outline gave me clear guidance in what I
needed to know. What is most important is that the brief contain all data and information for
every stakeholder in the process (Phillips, 2012).
If I’m not mistake, you’d be using your listed tactics to increase demand for your product right?
If so, your strategies are looking to be very influential in the success of your product. I thought
your key messages section was very creative, including testimonial statements from
professionals provides credibility. Overall, I think your outline is ideal, and will be considering
using your organizational strategies with my own! Again, excellent work Colette!
References Phillips, P. L. (2012). Creating the perfect design brief: How to manage design for strategic
advantage (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Allworth Press.
Week 6- Replies
Great work on your presentation! You chose the Middle East as your demographics, it’s
wonderful that you provided some personal history behind that also. The section where content
and data are being presented about Jews and Arabs are greatly supported with visuals within your
video. Great mention to the rising conflicts in the middle East. It is apparent that investment on
infrastructure in these locations are needed. Infrastructure investments in power, water, health and transportation, will accelerate sustained growth in the region, creating the
conditions for peace and stability. Having a stable economy and a growing infrastructure will
serve the communities in a positive way. Overall Linda, I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation,
job well done!
Rice, J. (2015, May 23). Why infrastructure is key to a stable Middle East. Retrieved April 14,
2017, from Why infrastructure is key to a stable Middle East
Reply 2 Leila, great work on your presentation! Your delivery was contextual and with clarity. You chose
the South Africa as your location, in which you provided in detail it’s most recent economic and
infrastructure investments. I thought it was a great idea to mention FIFA, as football is very
popular on the continent! Nelson Mandela once stated, “the World Cup would help unify people
and if there is one thing in this planet that has the power to bind people, it’s soccer.”
Telecommunications is said to be the lifeline of modern business and industry in South Africa.
Unfortunately, the infrastructure in the areas occupied by the black majority is generally
undeveloped or badly maintained (n.d.). With the increase of telecommunications and
technology, this will modernize underdeveloped areas, providing more jobs and increase
infrastructure. Again Leila, excellent work this presentation!
South Africa - Infrastructure, power, and communications. (n.d.). Retrieved April 14, 2017, from
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