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Whose fake news?
We chat to Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank about fake news, Russian Hackers and the ethics of Wikileaks.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi: Why the critics are wrong
Set to open in late 2017 the Louvre Abu Dhabi may break down barriers between Eastern and Western art, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.
Mapping Australia’s multicultural future
University of Melbourne research finds that young migrants in Australia are challenging stereotypes, wanting better recognition of their contribution to society
Censorship and celebration at La Mama
La Mama Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. The University of Melbourne Archives' collection includes a detailed history of the avant-garde theatre
Why more Australians are supporting gay rights
The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2017 reveals Australians are becoming more progressive and, in particular, more supportive of gay rights.
Protest and democracy in Asia
Western-style protests in Asia like those on the Japanese island Okinawa are an example of growing civil society dynamism, says a University of Melbourne expert
Want to live forever? Here’s how
Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts
Rebuilding cultural heritage after disaster
A University of Melbourne team helped restore precious churches after the 2013 Philippine earthquake, adapting established Western conservation practices.
Learning from the past: Working with WWII refugees
The University of Melbourne looks at the experience of one Australian woman working with refugees in Germany after WWII, and how it informs us now.