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Launch of Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

Monash Criminology lecturer Dr Lennon Chang recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of cyber safety in Myanmar. The campaign involves six culturally relevant animated characters to be used in a series of videos and comics addressing different cyber security ideas for the general public on cyber safety topics including phishing, hacking, changing passwords, personal information protection, cyber bullying, hate speech and cyber stalking.

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Nathalie Nguyen: bringing to light suppressed and silenced stories

Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen’s work deals with memory, war and migration. Her research focuses on the Vietnamese diaspora and the experiences of refugees. Here she shares how she came to research history, the joys and challenges of working with oral history, and her desire to bring to light suppressed and silenced stories.

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Justice and the internet: the rise (and risks) of the online vigilante

Dr Lennon Chang is interested in modern-day internet vigilantism, which is common in most countries but rife in Hong Kong, Taiwan and, particularly, China. The phenomenon plays out when internet users – or “netizens” – empowered by the reach of search engines, forums and social media, try to solve crimes or misdemeanours themselves, online, without seeking help from the relevant authorities such as the police.

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Focus on Fortnite’s violence is masking a deeper problem

There nothing especially surprising about the Fortnite controversy. The massively popular online survival game has prompted concern in Australian schools, who associate it with bullying, abuse and aggression. On the other hand, commentators have also observed it’s these fears that really threaten to hurt the young. Andy Ruddock says the problems run much more profound.

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Joint Japanese Studies Centre and German Studies seminar: Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany

Please join us for our first joint seminar with German Studies!  Date:  17 July 2018, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Venue: Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, Clayton Campus Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany Dr. Gabriele Vogt (University of Hamburg) In the light of rapid…

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