Listen to What are the global implications for the battle between the Australian Government and Facebook?51:5422 February 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Jeff Sparrow, Lecturer in the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University, and long-time Triple R broadcaster, to break down the Facebook ban of Australian News media and the implications this conflict has for regulation of big tech globally.

This development is a poignant reminder to source your news directly, so subscribe to the Triple R newsletter to make sure you don’t miss any updates (on the footer of the Triple R website)!

Then, how have post-9/11 wars and campaigns impacted the development of today’s youth? Multi award-winning author Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah calls in to discuss the insights she has gleaned in the research for her new book ‘Coming of Age in the War on Terror’, out via New South Books.

And Katie Stewart, General Manager at the Victorian Music Development Office explains the research findings of an RMIT into the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the Victorian music sector, how some artists are bouncing back, and what the Victorian music scene will look like in a post-covid Australia. 

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.