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Australian Media Organisations Sign Diversity Charter

The Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN), which includes many of Australia’s leading media organisations as well as screen agencies, has launched a Charter to promote diversity in the sector.

The SDIN is a new network committed to improving the diversity of talent and influences that shape Australian screen content. SDIN Chair Neil Peplow, said, “We want to ensure that Australian screen culture reflects the dynamic diversity of contemporary Australia. We want our stories to be enriched by a range of perspectives and experiences. And we want them to be created by our best creative talent, whatever their background. The Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network charter sets us up to make these ambitions become reality.”

The SDIN will set targets for industry change and evaluate progress via sector-wide measurement tools.

SBS Managing Director, Michael Ebeid, said, “Diversity is at the core of SBS. Driven by our unique purpose, we’ve been promoting the benefits of diversity in all its forms for more than 40 years. We’re committed to improving the representation of diverse communities within the media – not just in the faces reflected, but in the perspectives shared and in the stories explored – because ensuring our industry is truly representative of contemporary Australia, on and off our screens, encourages a more inclusive society and contributes to a successful and cohesive multicultural nation.” (C+T Mag)