Helena Game is a CAAR delegate on the 2016 AMEJE study tour to Qatar and the UAE.
Born and raised in Canberra, Helena has been fascinated by people and their stories her whole life. Her interest in cross-cultural communication and international issues was sparked in her final two years of school when she took Global Relations, a class that taught students a mixture of politics, international relations and philosophy. Helena carried on this interest to her Bachelor of Communications in Journalism degree at the University of Canberra where she is also studying creative writing.
Helena is especially passionate about the power of journalism to tell the stories of those who would otherwise be silenced. She hopes to make it her priority as a journalist to do just that, especially in parts of the world that are currently misrepresented.
I believe that we are living in an extremely important time for Australian-Middle Eastern relations, as controversial issues concerning both regions currently feature heavily in the political and media landscape. I believe it’s crucial that international relationships based on mutual respect and understanding continue to be fostered, and I think that programs such as Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange’s play an important role in helping to achieve this.
I am very excited to participate in the Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange study tour. It is an incredible opportunity as a journalism student to be immersed in a different culture while observing other journalists and media organisations, as well as meeting distinguished members of society and learning invaluable skills along the way. I am privileged to be representing the University of Canberra, the Council for Australia-Arab Relations, Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange and Australia, and I am determined to make the most of this unique experience.
Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange’s 2016 University of Canberra study tour is supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. AMEJE is extremely grateful for this support.