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Press Council rules Courier Mail coverage of Prasetyo was gratuitous

Press Council rules Courier Mail coverage of Prasetyo was gratuitous

The Australian Press Council has ruled that Brisbane’s Courier Mail coverage of the death of trans-woman Mayang Prasetyo was gratuitous. The newspaper came under fire in October last year when it reported on the murder of Prasetyo by her partner Marcus Volke. The newspaper ran the story under the headline ‘Monster Chef and the SheMale’. […]

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Courier Mail Apologises for ‘She Male’ Headline

Brisbane’s Courier Mail has issued an apology for its coverage of the murder of transgender woman Mayang Prasetyo. The newspaper attracted outrage when it published the story under the headline ‘Monster Chef and the She Male’ The apology was published on Saturday the 25th of October, almost three weeks after the headline in question was […]

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Local Community Remembers Mayang Prasetyo

Representatives of Perth’s LGBTIQ communities have come together to remember and pay respect to Payang Prasetyo. Mayang, an Indonesian woman, who was transgender, was horrifically killed in an apparent domestic violence incident in Queensland earlier this month. Unfortunately a great deal of media reporting on her death focused on her gender history and employment as […]

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Candlelight Memorial for Mayang Prasetyo

Candlelight Memorial for Mayang Prasetyo

UWA’s Student Guild is hosting a candlelight memorial for Mayang Prasetyo. The Brisbane transgender woman was killed last week and her death lead to some of the most insensitive reporting of recent years. The organisers highlight that as a transgender woman, a sex worker and a woman of colour, Mayang was a member of some […]

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Courier Mail Offers Explanation on Controversial ‘She-Male’ Headline

Today’s edition of the Courier Mail in Brisbane has not apologised the controversial transphobic slurs included on it’s front page and within it’s lead story yesterday. The newspaper has acknowledged that the memory of murder victim Mayang Prasetyo should be valued. While the Australian Press Council acknowledged it had received complaints about the newspapers coverage, […]

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Mayang Prasetyo: A Culture of Entitlement to Trans Narratives

Mayang Prasetyo: A Culture of Entitlement to Trans Narratives

OPINION Yesterday, major news outlets discovered that Mayang Prasetyo, a transgender woman of colour, was murdered and in the process of being cooked by her husband, Marcus Volke. Media outlets have been quick to report that Ms Prasetyo was a “transgendered prostitute” and rush to the defense of Mr Volke, citing his “outspoken opposition of violence […]

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