It might sound like a mirage in the current Australian media landscape, but Mirage.News is a non-Murdoch, non-aligned, independent, real-time media platform operating out of Wollongong NSW.
Mirage.News provides live coverage of newsworthy developments firsthand from primary and authoritative sources including international organizations, governments, peak bodies, leading universities, scientific journals, and research organizations.
Stories are posted daily, selected from materials provided by hundreds of sources from around the world with a particular focus on the public interest, science, technology, health, environment, government releases to deliver the news as it is with no comment or interpretation. Links and attribution to sources, relevant journal articles, issuing organizations or individuals (where available) are included at the top or at the end of each post.
Yes, no interpretation – this is particularly important in the era of fake news and media manipulation which is extensively used in Australia and around the world to shape public opinion.
It has never been easier for vested interests to peddle both disinformation and misinformation, dressed up as news or opinion, on vital matters of public interest. Information overload and selective reporting have left everyday people struggling to discern what is true and what is not.
The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.