ICWA media watch unit as of 2014 aims to collect at random traditional Australian print and electronic media. This is primarily to highlight the level of media saturation, sensationalism and cognitive bias inherent in Australian media’s editorial policy when it comes to reporting news about Muslims or Islam. It is only ABC Radio National that stands out as a fair reporting entity that may be considered as a quality objective media source.
The late eminent Palestinian scholar Edward Said ‘s classic: Reporting Islam (1980) is taken as a standard text to measure the level of prejudice when it comes to reporting Islam in Australia.
The Media Watch collection will profile the following :-
Archive of newspaper reports or cartoons from The West Australian ( Seven West Media Ltd)
Archive of newspaper reports or cartoons from The Sunday Times (News Ltd publication)
Archive of newspaper reports or cartoons from The Australian ( News Ltd publication)
Videos from Australian Broadcasting Corporation ( ABC TV) (Public funded broadcaster)
Videos from Special Broadcasting Service (SBS TV) (Public arm of the ABC)
Selective Audio files (MP3) from ABC RADIO NATIONAL (RN) ( Public funded broadcaster)