About YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery

YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery is a program for young people aged between 16-25 currently studying, or who have an interest in, political journalism, photography, or filming to gain valuable experience serving as the Press Gallery for the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament program. In this series of blogs we are proud to introduce you to the members of the 2020 Youth Press Gallery, and share their achievements and published works during their time with the program.

Introducing Selina Zhang

Hi! My name is Selina, and I am majoring in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. I believe journalism is about broadcasting the perspectives and needs of all members of society, not just those in positions of power. Which is why I’m so excited for this opportunity to amplify the voices of young people who are passionate about the causes that they believe are under-represented in the government and media today. 

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The two teams that I will be covering are Deaf Victoria and Hoppers Crossing Secondary College. The Deaf Victoria team have drafted a Bill calling for all Victorian schools to introduce a mandatory AUSLAN LOTE subject. The team from Hoppers Crossing are proposing the establishment of a Victorian Neurodiversity Educational Body. Both groups are hoping to advance educational reforms, and want to create a learning environment that is more inclusive, accessible and non-discriminatory.