NATIONAL TEAM

ANTOINETTE LATTOUF
ANTOINETTE LATTOUF
DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
ANTOINETTE LATTOUF
DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Antoinette Lattouf is a multi-award winning journalist. She is the Director and co-Founder of Media Diversity Australia and a senior journalist at Network 10, In 2019, Antoinette was named among AFR's 100 Women of Influence. In 2020 she was a B&T Women in Media 'Champion of Change' finalist. Antoinette is part of the Judith Nielson Institute For Journalism and Ideas' International Advisory Board. Her career spans television, radio and online in both news and current affairs. She is also an Ambassador for mental health organisation the Gidget Foundation and the Australian Thyroid Foundation.

 

MARC FENNELL
MARC FENNELL
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
MARC FENNELL
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Marc Fennell is an award-winning journalist, interviewer and author. Marc hosts SBS's Walkley and Logie-nominated current affairs program 'The Feed'. He also presents the media and tech series 'Download This Show' for ABC 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.

 

SIRINE DEMACHKIE
SIRINE DEMACHKIE
PROJECT MANAGER
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.

 

SHANNAN DODSON
SHANNAN DODSON
INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS OFFICER
SHANNAN DODSON
INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS OFFICER

Shannan Dodson is a Yawuru woman. She's worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over 13 years and is a Communications and Digital specialist. She is the Communications Manager for the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) Office at the University of Technology Sydney. Before this she was the Social Media Manager for the successful YES Marriage Equality Campaign and a Communications Advisor with The Healing Foundation that supports Stolen Generations members, communities and families.

 

KY CHOW
KY CHOW
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
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.

 

CHRISTINE EL-KHOURY
CHRISTINE EL-KHOURY
PROJECT MANAGER
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.

 

BRIANA BLACKETT
BRIANA BLACKETT
DISABILITY AFFAIRS OFFICER
BRIANA BLACKETT
DISABILITY AFFAIRS OFFICER

Briana Blackett is a senior journalist with extensive global news experience. She was a founding member of Al Jazeera English, spending eight years in the Middle East. Prior to that she worked in London for one of the world's biggest news agencies — Associated Press Television News (APTN) — covering global affairs and specialising in coverage of Asia and the Middle East. Briana has had blink-and-you-missed-it stints in Federal Politics in Australia and with Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. Briana is the mother of two children with special needs and a determined advocate for the rights of people with disability.

 

KEVIN NGUYEN
KEVIN NGUYEN
DIGITAL DIRECTOR
KEVIN NGUYEN
DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Kevin Nguyen is a digital forensics reporter with ABC News. He is the recipient of the Ian Carroll Scholarship for innovations and an MJ Bear Fellow for young leaders in digital journalism in the US. He started as a reporter and photographer in western Sydney before working abroad in New York, Washington D.C., Dublin, India and Hong Kong as an editorial consultant for publishers including Wall Street Journal, 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.