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Be Informed

Helping students ensure their work is fact and evidence based
Be informedWhere do you get your news, how do you stay informed, and how do you know what's fact and what's not?

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Newsweek, 25 August 1986, p. 27.

Be Informed | In the news NOW

Level 2Streaming TV broadcast

The following news streams are from different broadcasters located in different parts of the world. They offer different perspectives, as well as alternative points of view. To watch these news broadcast on campus, first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password. News broadcasts include:

  • ABC News TV from Australia
    Note: as of July 2019 the ABC has blocked play back embedding. The Kerferd Library has approached the ABC for a work around.
  • CGTN news TV from China
  • DW news TV from Germany
  • Al Jazeera news TV from Qatar
  • India Today news TV from India
  • RT news TV from Russia
  • SKY news from the UK

See also the live news TV channels on the following Kerferd Library VCE study guides: Chinese Language Culture and Society, VCE French and VCE German.

Note: Currently UK news broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV, and North American broadcasters such as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and PBS do not support free live web streaming into Australia.

NOTE: To view this ABC News Australia live broadcast on campus, first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password.

NOTE: To view this DW News English live broadcast on campus, first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password.

NOTE: To view this Al Jazeera news live broadcast on campus, first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password.

NOTE: To view this India Today English language live broadcast when your'e on campus, first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password.

NOTE: To view this Russian RT News live broadcast on campus, first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password.

NOTE: To view this SKY UK live news broadcast when you are on campus first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password.

NOTE: To view this CGTN English live news broadcast from China when you are on campus first login into Google using your school mConnect user name and password.

Be Informed | Background Reading

Level 3Check out these resources if you want to know more about fake news, how information is channeled to you, and how information can be manipulated.

Be informed | What the world is searching on Google now

Level 1Look at the following interactive graphic to see what the world is searching on Google at the moment. How many different languages can you see and recognise?

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