Category Archive: Multimedia

Calls for mandatory infection controls in body art industry

For many, body modification is seen as a work of art. From piercing and tattoos to the more extreme methods of subdermal implants and tongue splitting, the industry has grown. But following a… Continue reading

Could Orkambi lead the way for better cystic fibrosis treatments?

Australia recently became the eighth country to approve and provide a drug that can extend the lives of those living with certain types of cystic fibrosis. The drug Orkambi once cost 250-thousand-dollars a… Continue reading

Should IVF clinics publish their success rates?

For many women, in vitro fertilisation is often the last chance they have for a baby. It’s an expensive treatment and it’s not unusual for patients to undergo multiple rounds of IVF before… Continue reading

Lombok hit with another earthquake

Another earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, even as rescue workers continue the search for people buried in rubble after the powerful quake that hit the island last Sunday. Officials say… Continue reading

How can we reduce the risk of dog attacks?

A toddler has died after being attacked by her family dog at a property in Victoria’s east. The 14-month-old was bitten on the face by a German wirehaired pointer, with some expressing surprise,… Continue reading

Youth homelessness still a growing problem in Australia

More than 100 thousand Australians are waking to another day of homelessness. Mission Australia says many of them are young – aged just 15 to 19. Its latest research found that one in… Continue reading

Why isn’t the NDIS getting young people out of nursing homes?

When Michelle Newland was 19 she never thought she would be living in a nursing home. The aspiring primary school teacher had just completed her first year of university when she had a… Continue reading

How can we help people break out of the cycle of homelessness?

Until about five years ago, the numbers of people without a home in Australia were fairly stable and then they started getting worse. In the last couple of years, experts have been warning… Continue reading

Why victims aren’t coming forward about forced marriages

Since forced marriage was criminalised in March 2013, over 230 cases have been referred to the AFP, but advocates say this number does not reflect the real number at risk. They are calling… Continue reading

Messages of Hope at the 7th Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival

  Visitors to UNFPA in Indonesia’s booth at the 7th Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival in Makassar from November 17-18, shared their hopes and aspirations for the country’s future youth generation. Take a look… Continue reading

Youth Decide, Unala Provide

Learning the basics of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) from a Hollywood film might not seem like the most conventional way to access facts about your body, but for some young Indonesians, this… Continue reading

Sahabat Anak Jamboree 2015

Sahabat Anak hosted its annual Jamboree for 600 marginalized children, with the theme of ‘I love my family’ on August 29-30 2015. Held at Buper Ragunan, Jakarta Selatan, the fun weekend was hosted… Continue reading

What Do Young People in Indonesia Want?

To commemorate International Youth Day 2015, UNFPA Indonesia asked a handful of youth about the issues that matter to them most. Take a look at the video I filmed, produced and edited, which… Continue reading

Harnessing Indonesia’s Demographic Dividend

Take a look at a video recap I edited and reported on from UNFPA Indonesia’s event on the country’s demographic dividend in April. The event was opened by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla… Continue reading

Past, Present and Future

In honour of our fifth birthday, we took a dip into our archives to talk to three influential Indonesians who have previously graced The Peak – Anies Baswedan, Tigor Siahaan and Irwan Danny… Continue reading

Jokowi’s Army of Volunteers Not Letting Go of Their Cause

He attracted dedicated volunteers from across the country during his campaign, and now President-elect Joko Widodo is calling on his band of supporters to act as a watchdog once his policies roll out.

TVS News – Friday, August 3.

House fire at Ramsgate as Premier declares fire services strike as ”irresponsible”.

Here’s a video I edited using my smart phone. Leader photographer Jane Dyson and reporter David McCowen filmed footage on their smart phone and then sent it to me. I then edited the… Continue reading

Exhibition out to prove that girls have got what it takes

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   It’s not often that you associate the word rodeo with a teenage girl.But that’s exactly what a Caringbah photographer is trying to highlight in a series of photos for… Continue reading

Crowds turn out in force for Anzac Day services

Record numbers of people attended Anzac Day dawn services in St George and Sutherland Shire this morning, particularly many families with young children, showing the enduring power of the Anzac legend. An estimated… Continue reading

TVS News Friday, April 20

Fans thrill to Goodrem

NOT even a sore throat could stop singer Delta Goodrem from performing and greeting her fans at Westfield Miranda on Wednesday afternoon.The judge on Channel Nine’s reality show The Voice came on stage at about… Continue reading

Arts and crafts are real Royal Show-stoppers

By SANDRA SIAGIAN   WHEN you think of a competition that measures excellence in agriculture, a southern Sydney competitor may not always spring to mind. But at the 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show,… Continue reading

Dance crew want to be hip-hop’s world best

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN THEY haven’t been dancing together for long but these talented youngsters are already making an impact in the hip-hop scene.Meet Royal Knights – Jake, Kane and Drew of Revesby, Keanan… Continue reading

TVS News Friday, March 30.

Check out my broadcast debut with Television Sydney News.

”No stone unturned” says network boss

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   THEY’VE pitched it as the ‘‘reality event of 2012’’ and a leaked video confirmed what some already knew The Shireis coming.Plugged as Australia’s answer to Jersey Shore, a US… Continue reading

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Just a little something I put together for my lovely friend Ashlee who organised a Pink Ribbon breakfast to raise money for Breast Cancer in honour of her mum. Ashlee raised more than… Continue reading

DJ gets into the mix at first council-run dance party

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN 12 Apr, 2010 06:27 PM HIS first visit to an under-18s dance party led Jake Ribarovski to become a DJ. When the Blakehurst High School student saw a DJ perform… Continue reading

Leader 50th: Young people still support newspapers

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   THERE has been much speculation about the future of newspapers, with suggestions that in decades to come, print editions may not exist.The Leader, which is celebrating its 50th year… Continue reading


This is a radio feature I produced in my second year of university. It was part of an assessment task that was played on a community radio station in Wollongong.