Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hot brown news journalists on SBS

I posted recently on the difficulties that non-white models are said to face in the Australian market, after an agency told an Indian-Australian model, successful overseas, that she'd struggle to find work in Perth due to her ethnicity.

So where does that leave all our young good-looking go-getters who happen to have somewhat swarthier complexions?

They could always try out as a journalist on SBS TV. Australia's multicultural broadcaster has clearly taken it upon itself to overcompensate for the lack of ethnic diversity on the mainstream channels' news departments. You would hard-pressed to claim that their selection of faces represents the Australian population. But I ain't complaining. Particularly since the network has been gradually upping the good-lookingness of its on-camera team in recent years.

Of course, SBS has by far and away the best coverage of global news of any free-to-air network in Australia. But this post is not about news, so much as it is a celebration of this oasis of brown hotness in Australia's broadcasting desert.

Janice Peterson (newsreader)

Peta-Jane Madam (reporter & newsreader) 
Auskar Surbakti (reporter)
Yalda Hakim (host, Dateline)
Kathy Novak (reporter)
Anton Enus (newsreader)

Leroy Ah Ben (reporter)
Former newsreader Indira Naidoo, one of the first Indians in a prominent Australian TV role.

See also:

The lack of Asians on Australian TV, and why it matters

32 comments:

  1. Miss Madam!?

    Wonderfully funny!

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  2. Turn it up..these people are half a suntan away from being abo's.

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    1. Congratulations on being the dumbest commenter in the history of this blog.

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    2. Hope you get locked in a tanning booth...

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  3. SBS is funded by taxpayers...most of whom are white...yet they cant find the space to hire one f*ckin whitey. Racist pricks.

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    1. It's ok, I'm sure you can choose to watch the all-white news casters of EVERY OTHER FRICKING CHANNEL.

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    2. The other stations are private companies. SBS is government funded..yes paid for be me and others. It is not unreasonable to think their employment policy should represent the nation as a whole, not just nation they want in 20 years time. (ie no white citizens anywhere) Out current bunch of stupid white politicians cant see that once we GIVE our great country to coloured-immigrants (the worst type) they are going to fuck us over and turn Australia into just another shit box like the one the cowardly bastards fled. Anyone who thinks you can import shit people and expect them to behave in a proper manner is a frickin lunatic. This makes a great gift to our grand kids. Bob Brown and the Greens are the most abominable cunts this country will ever know.

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    3. From Wikipedia:
      The stated purpose of SBS is "to provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians and, in doing so, reflect Australia's multicultural society".

      So in other words, it's not going to suddenly become another station servicing the interests of white people.

      Maybe you can go back to whatever "shit box" you came from and you'll be happier there.

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    4. Hey cocksucker I am from here...born and bred. I have ancestors the fought and died in several wars protecting this country so their grand kids could GIVE it to the africans, the middle easterners and the curries. There is good and bad migration...SE asian on the whole is good...from those other areas I listed is bad, very bad, as seen in every other part of the world they infest. You quote "...reflect Australia's multicultural society". Where do the whites come in all that? I dont expect sense from you as you are just another boatie here to fuck us over...

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    5. Just to prove I am not racist I would fuck Peta-Jane Madam no worries. The rest...no.

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    6. Thanks for letting me know... and here I was, thinking you were a racist. Silly me.

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    7. Turn it up dude...you go around hating whities based solely on skin colour yet you see yourself as the salt of the earth. You are an obnoxious cunt. Coloured people can be racist too. In fact it is so much a part of your DNA you dont even realise it. Racism for coloured's is as natural as eating, breathing and fucking ya sisters. It is human nature. It is only stupid white people that allow themselves to be suppressed by others using the word racist. In the UK..."Oh, we cant investigate and charge this Pakistani muslim rape gang because they might call us racist...we will let them rape our 12yo school girls as much as they like". Google it dude it is real. I dont care for it myself...I will be me and if you dont like it fuck off. Stick ya race card up ya arse cunt.

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    8. I think people are able to read your comments here and decide for themselves which one of us is the "obnoxious cunt". (Hint: it's probably the one who uses the word "cunt" a lot.)

      Btw, don't you have better things to do with your life than troll my blog?

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    9. I like to kick pompous, sanctimonious arse-wipes off their ivory tower...it is what I do.

      BTW given I am the only reader commenting one can safely say you have more legs than friends.

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    10. Steady on, you are going to hurt my feelings.

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    11. Anonymous, you are officially a fuckwit. I sincerely hope you choke on your shit.

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    12. Craig Foster and Tracy Holmes are white Australians. And if you peek behind the shop window - you might be surprised at what you see..

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  4. Wow, it looks like Anonymous has some issues, and I'm sayin that as a white, 30-something tradies who lives in Penrith and had relos on the first fleet. If he wants foreigners to piss off, then he's gonna have to piss himself off because 'abos' were here first, by around oh I dunno, 40-60,000 years or so. So Anonymous, why don't you take your own advice and fuck off and leave the country for the rest of us normal folk. fucker

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    1. I agree with Stevie. I can now be sure we have some sensible white people in Australia too. Thanks Stevie.

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  5. When I watch SBS news not only do I feel like I am actually getting a picture of what is going on in the world but I feel like the stories are being told by real Australians. The ones I see down the street, in the train, at work and in the restaurants. That predominantly white person world portrayed on some TV channels doesn't really exist if you look at the heart of a city. It is only in the culturally stagnant outer areas that still contain elements of this.


    Anonymous, I'll would love to show what Australia really has to offer you. The food, the languages, the stories, the music. And of course the gorgeous women...dude you are missing out!

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  6. I advise the moderator to report the IP address of the racist flamer to the police. There are clear laws regarding that kind of behavior and he should be prosecuted in my opinion.

    On a side note, Yalda Hakim got absolutely baked on Media Watch recently.

    http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3492281.htm?site=katherine

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  7. Hi just found your blog. SBS is great. I find it disconcerting watching commercial channels

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  8. I like your style e.e. a pity p.j.m has gone to channel 7. Still a stunner though..

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  9. Gotta say, though everyone knows it anyway..anonymous is a stupid dumb angry coward..thanks tradie from Penrith for your comments..

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  10. mark davis is bad ass and he's on sbs....

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  11. If you are serious, Its a pity your ancestors survived until you were conceived

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  12. Go fuck your mum you Aussie tip rat. If it wasn't for wogs
    you fatherless cunts would still be eating chips for breakfast lunch and tea

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  13. Indira Naidoo == horn bag

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  14. Yalda Hakim - also horn bag

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  15. Peta-Jane Madam == another horn bag

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  16. Janice Peterson == yet another one.

    All bright and bubbly women.

    Oh, BTW Mr Other Anonymous, I am white, born and bred here.

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