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Women’s Forum Australia uses YouTube to publicise new report

15 August, 2007
By Allison Orr

On 18 August, the Australian Women’s Forum is due to release a major research paper on female body image in women’s magazines called Faking It, and have taken a novel approach to publicising both the issues and the upcoming publication.  They have made a short ten minute documentary, Getting Real, which is being played on YouTube.

The documentary includes commentary from the author and editor of Faking It, and features girls and young women talking about the influence magazines, media and celebrity have in their own self image, and reveals the extent of dissatisfaction they have with their appearance.  It was uploaded to YouTube yesterday and has already been viewed 250 times.

The documentary will also be shown at the launch of the publication on 18 August in Melbourne.

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