Diasporic Media: Is it Integration, or Ethnification?

Imagine re-settling in a country-perhaps out of pure necessity-where you are isolated, struggle to speak the language and long for familiar surroundings. Yet when you turn on the television for comfort, there is only foreign content, produced for another culture, with different themes and values to your own… For many migrant families, this is the…

No, not Hollywood…Nollywood!

Nollywood. Some would label it ‘Nigeria’s answer to Hollywood’- but they’d be selling the unique cinematic venture short. The Nigerian film industry, which emerged in the early 1990s, does not attempt to replicate the material or success of Hollywood. In fact, despite rapidly gaining traction in a global market, the movies still very much portray…

International Isolation: Where Australia Falls Short

Australia is a hive of activity when it comes to global education. In 2014, a whopping 249,990 International students were enrolled in tertiary studies, making Australia the third most popular destination worldwide. It would seem our education system is high class, but what about the social experiences of these students, many of which are from…