ACT Chapter Launch

27 September 2022

MDA has state chapters across NSW, VIC, QLD and ACT. Our members consist of  journalists and/or media professionals who mirror MDA’s vision and are passionate about creating long lasting impact when it comes to diversifying the media landscape.  

The ACT launch was hosted by the Hon Andrew Giles MP, Minister for Multiculturalism (representing Minister Michelle Rowland). Minister Giles deliverd a keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion moderated by MDA’s CEO, Mariam Veiszadeh and led by some of Canberra’s finest journalists.

Moderator: Mariam Veiszadeh (CEO of Media Diversity Australia)


  • Nour Haydar (Political Reporter ABC) 
  • Dr Liz Allen (Demographer & Lecturer ANU)
  • Philip Coorey (Political Editor AFR)
  • Julia Kanapathippillai (Reporter Canberra Star News Corp)