Aarti Betigeri is currently the media advisor for ACFID, the peak body for international aid organisations in Australia. She is also the Canberra correspondent for Monocle magazine, and writes regularly for the Lowy Institute's The Interpreter website. She spent almost a decade in India, covering South Asia as a freelancer for a wide range of international media outlets. Prior to this, she worked for the ABC and SBS as a television news presenter, reporter and producer, as well as in radio news and current affairs. She is one of the MEAA's ACT vice presidents, a member of the MEAA's freelance committee.
I’m a cadet journalist with The Canberra Times, who has previously worked for The Guardian Australia, 2ser radio and city news Sydney. I am also a UTS journalism alumni. Being a Pakistani- Australian I feel very passionately about amplifying the voices of cultural and linguistically diverse Australians.
Nour is a political reporter based in the ABC's Parliament House bureau in Canberra. Originally from Sydney, she began as an ABC News cadet in 2017 and currently files for television, radio and online. Prior to joining the ABC, she was a producer at Sky News Australia and studied Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney.
Saad Khalid is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Woroni (ANU Student Media Inc.). He has previously worked with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia to highlight ethnocultural footprint in colonial Australia.
Of Pakistani-origin and a current Board Director with the National and Ethnic Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council, and the Canberra Multicultural Service – his work looks to alleviates youth participation in community media.
Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport with other Australian Community Media and News Corp titles. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter before covering the ACT and Federal courts.
Jessica has 20 years combined experience in media and communications incorporating radio, TV and digital -- internationally and domestically -- with both the public broadcaster and commercial networks. Presently working with Network Ten as Producer and Fact Checker on the award-winning daily news/current affairs program, The Project, the scope of her news and current affairs experience however, includes a specialisation in Islam/West relations (MA ANU 2013) and communications consulting in the private sector.
In early 2022 Jessica was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (Monash) and is currently undertaking a Doctor of Law – Juris Doctor (ANU 2024).
Prior to her current role with NetworkTen, she has worked with ABC KTVXNews4 Utah, Arabian Radio Network (Dubai), Dubai Media Incorporated, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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