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Use this LibGuide to access a variety of media sources which provide alternative information to the mainstream media.

What is alternative media?



Alternative media

Alternative media provide a range of perspectives  and ideas that  are not always presented in mainstream media.

Click on the following links for more detailed definitions of alternative media.




There are numerous quality web-sites that provide informed news articles.

Check out these web-sites that offer different perspectives on news and current affairs.






The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people.

Browse a  copy of The Big Issue available from the Resource Centre.

The New Internationalist magazine reports on issues of world poverty and inequality.It brings to life the people, ideas and the action in the fight for global justice.

Available in the Resource Centre.




Media Watch

Media Watch screens on the ABC on Monday at 9:20. It provides a forum for media analysis and comment.

Past episodes are available to view on the internet.

The Drum

Airs on ABC News 24 Monday to Friday 6pm.Provides analysis and opinion on the news of the day.

The hosts moderate discussions with an ever-changing panel drawn from all walks of life, representing all parts of the political and social spectrums.

Visit the web-site for past episodes.

SBS News

Airs nightly at 6:30 and 10:30 pm.Provides global and international news.

Visit the web-site for SBS on demand.