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Isabel lo

FOUNDER

Isabel Lo has worked as a journalist for over a decade. She was part of the fledgling team that launched ABC News 24, Australia's first free-to-air news network. She later went to work at CNN International in London on shows including 'Quest Means Business,' 'News Stream' and 'Connect the World.' More recently, she was the Editor of Opinion and Commissioning at Mamamia. When she is not devoting time to Media Diversity Australia, Isabel alternates her days between raising two children and actively avoiding clickbait.

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ANTOINETTE LATTOUF

CO-FOUNDER

Antoinette Lattouf is a multi award-winning journalist whose career spans television, radio and online. She's worked on a range of programs in both commercial and public broadcasting media including Ten Eyewitness News, Hack on triple j, Studio10, Insight and Media Watch. Antoinette is currently a senior journalist at the ABC and a journalism lecturer at Macleay College. She's a mother of two who enjoys cooking for her extended family.

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MARC FENNELL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Marc Fennell is a radio and tv presenter, film critic, award-winning technology journalist and author of two books. Marc co-hosts SBS TV's Walkley and Logie nominated current affairs programme 'The Feed'. He also presents the media and tech series 'Download This Show' for ABC Radio. Marc is best known to 3.1 million young Australians as 'That Movie Guy' on triple j radio. He has also worked with The BBC, Telstra, Showtime, Network Ten, ABC TV, Foxtel and Monocle. In a previous life Marc was a record label art director and - oh so briefly - a hand model. 

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Sirine Demachkie

project manager

Sirine is a Bilingual Presenter and Producer (speaking fluent Arabic and English), working locally and abroad for over 10 years across a diverse array of genres. Sirine has worked with global and Australian brands, including; ABC Foreign Correspondent, ABC Kids, Westpac Banking Corporation, Fremantle Media and recently, Football NSW as Facebook Live Host to their ‘NPL Live Show.’ Sirine has also just self-published her first bilingual children’s book – inspired by her curly haired, pocket rocket little girl, Elyssa. 

KY CHOW

Professional development director

Ky Chow has worked in journalism for over a decade, after escaping from the corporate world. Starting at SBS Radio, he joined Sky News Business where he's 78% sure he was the first man of Chinese descent to be an Australian news reporter. Ky then ran an online video team at the Australian Financial Review. Since then he has reported for ABC Radio National Breakfast and freelanced as an MC, media trainer, video director and writer. 

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BROOKE bONEY

INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS OFFICER

Brooke is a Gamilaroi woman. She has done work with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, which seeks to improve education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and RECOGNISE, an Indigenous organisation campaigning for recognition in the constitution. Brooke is a journalist who has worked as a reporter at SBS, NITV and the ABC. She is currently Triple J's breakfast newsreader.

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Christine El-Khoury

PROJECT MANAGER

Christine El-Khoury has worked as a broadcast journalist and producer with over ten years experience in long-form news and current affairs. Starting at community television in Melbourne (but is still nowhere near as famous as alumni Waleed Aly), Christine moved to Sydney to join SBS television's Insight in 2006. This was followed by stints with NITV and the independent production sector, before moving to the ABC where she has worked for Q&A, 7.30 and won a UN Media Peace Prize for a Radio National Background Briefing on Anti-Muslim Extremists. 

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shannan dodson

indigenous affairs officer

Shannan Dodson is a Yawuru woman. She's worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over 12 years and is a Communications and Digital specialist. She was the Digital Director of the Recognise campaign – the movement to recognise Indigenous people in the Constitution and deal with the racial discrimination in it. Most recently she was the Social Media Manager for the successful YES Marriage Equality Campaign and is currently a Communications Advisor with The Healing Foundation that supports Stolen Generations members.

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FLIP PRIOR

PROJECT MANAGER

Flip Prior is a journalist and social media strategist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, Australia. Flip was a founding member of the Australian Women in Media network and member of the ABC News diversity committee. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney and occasional representative trainer for First Draft in Australia and the APAC region. Before joining the ABC she worked at Twitter Australia and the Walkley Foundation for Journalism and was an award-winning journalist with The West Australian newspaper.

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KEVIN Nguyen

Digital Director

Kevin Nguyen started in community television and as a reporter and photographer in his home ground in western Sydney for Fairfax Media. He has worked abroad in New York, Washington D.C., Dublin, India and Hong Kong, and is currently a digital journalist with Storyful, the world’s first social news agency, providing editorial consultation for publishers including News Corp Australia, ABC, New York Times, Washington Post and Al Jazeera. In a previous life he was a researcher in the School of Psychology at Western Sydney University. He and Batman have never been seen in the same room together, which some consider suspicious.