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14th January 2010, 03:30 PM
If you’re aged 16-24 and live in Australia we want to hear YOUR views on media reporting on drug issues.
Balanced – biased – misleading – whatever?
Visit www<dot>drugmediasurvey<dot>com to participate in our online survey. It will take only 10-20 minutes and you could WIN a $200 MUSIC VOUCHER!
Also, if you live in Sydney, focus groups will be held in Surry Hills in late January – February 2010. You will RECEIVE $70 CASH for 60-90 mins of your time! To find out more contact Caitlin on (02) 9385 0132 or 0468 914 050.
This study is being conducted by the Drug Policy Modelling Program, UNSW. You don’t need to have tried drugs to participate in this study.
27th January 2010, 11:47 AM
Due to an amazing response rate, the focus groups are now all full. BUT we would still love to hear your views on how the media reports on illicit drugs!
If you haven't already done so, please visit www<dot>drugmediasurvey<dot>com to complete our online survey. You could win one of 10 $200 music vouchers for just 10-20 minutes of your time!! :)
26th February 2010, 05:19 PM
Happy Mardi Gras - especially to our local Sydney contingent!!!
DPMP want to say thank you to everyone who has participated in our focus groups and survey. We've heard from over 1300 people (including people from every state of Australia) but we still want to hear from more.
1. We all know drugs are one of the most popular topics in mainsteam media
2. In the proliferating era of multi-media, images such as drug busts, policing at music festivals and overdose victims are becoming even more pervasive
3. We know from related fields that media messages can affect what people and society think about drugs - their knowledge, the policy responses provided and attitudes to drugs
So to participate in the first ever study conducted in Australia into youth attitudes to media reporting on drugs please do our online survey: www.drugmediasurvey.com. It is open to anyone aged 16-24 who lives in Australia.
If you are outside this age group or have already done it please spread the word because the more people we get the more chance we have that our recommendations will be taken up by Government and media. The good news is we've unprecedented interest in this study from Governments and media outlets throughout the country. We think this suggests they know youth opinions do matter. So make sure you give us your opinion :-)
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