Jul 3, 2012

Human rights gets a new voice, Right Now

Not-for-profit media organisation Right Now is a lesson in socially responsible and creative online publishing, writes Sanjay Fernandes, a freelance writer and journalist.

In the glut of online media publications, there’s the very real risk that a website might get lost in the ether. Content has to be sharp, current and accessible. Given these requirements, you mightn’t think that “human rights” would have mileage as a source for content but the development of not-for-profit media organisation Right Now is a lesson in socially responsible and creative online publishing.

Founded by Melbourne University law student Henrietta Zeffert in 2005, Right Now was first published in 2007 as a biannual, 1000-copy publication. Its first issues contained the usual fare — opinion pieces on discrimination and government policy; interviews with lawyers and refugees — but complementing this was Right Now‘s clear focus on the relationship between human rights and the arts, which revealed a unique mission.

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