Serpil Senelmis

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Serpil Senelmis reporting live to Australia from Gallipoli, Turkey in 2015
Serpil Senelmis reporting live to Australia from Gallipoli, Turkey in 2015

Serpil Senelmis is an Australian broadcaster and public speaker with Turkish heritage[1].

Senelmis is Director of Written & Recorded[2]. Prior to this she was Senior Radio Producer with Radio National[3] and a Presenter on Local Radio[4] at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She was part of the broadcast team at the Dawn Service in Gallipoli in 2014[5][6] and for the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign ANZAC landings in 2015[7][8][9].

Senelmis has often reported on the Turkish perspective of the Gallipoli Campaign in Australia[10] and spoken about it on Australian television, radio[11] and public forums[6][12].

She also hosts panel discussions with the Wheeler Centre[13] and at events including the Feminist Writers Festival[14].

As a first generation Australian, Serpil feels a strong connection to her birth country Australia and her parents homeland Turkey[15].

Early years[edit]

Senelmis was born in Tatura, Victoria after her father, a cabinet-maker, came to Australia with her mother and eight-month-old sister[16] from Nevsehir in Turkey in 1969[5].

Media career[edit]

After graduating from the WAAPA[17], Senelmis worked as a print journalist for street press in Perth including Xpress[18] and Nova Holistic Journal[19].

As a radio producer, Senelmis has worked with Jon Faine, Helen Razer, Derryn Hinch, Waleed Aly, singer Clare Bowditch and comedians Nazeem Hussain and Tony Moclair[17]. She had a long working career with John Safran and Father Bob Maguire[17] as the producer of Sunday Night Safran on Triple J[20]. She also produced Sunday Extra with Jonathan Green on Radio National[21].

As a radio presenter Senelmis highlights topics and people that are often overlooked, such as the art and activism of young Indian woman Kaanchi Chopra[22].

Senelmis's documentary work has included a retrospective look at Turkish music from the 1960s and coverage of the Turkish history of the Gallipoli Campaign[17]. Her documentary work has been cited in the peer reviewed journal Contemporary Review of the Middle East[23].

Senelmis has hosted public forums on a wide variety of topics with The Wheeler Centre, including Race and Dating[24], Judy Horacek's cartoons[13], and the Turkish perspective of the Gallipoli Campaign[25].

Senelmis is a regular guest on The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine on ABC Radio Melbourne[26][27]

Personal life[edit]

Senelmis enjoys running and is a volunteer with Parkrun in Melbourne[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corporation, Australian Broadcasting (2015-12-16). "Serpil Senelmis". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  2. ^ "Serpil Senelmis - Written & Recorded". Written & Recorded. 2018-04-29. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  3. ^ "Serpil Senelmis | Australian Broadcasting Corporation News Journalist | Muck Rack". muckrack.com. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  4. ^ "New Australian Film: Red Dog and Back to Back Theatre". ABC Melbourne - Faine Conversations. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  5. ^ a b Marshall, Konrad (2015-03-29). "Gelibolu exhibition looks at the Turkish Australian perspective on Gallipoli". The Age. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  6. ^ a b "Oz Turkish perspectives on Gallipoli". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  7. ^ "Anzac Day Coverage on Radio Australia, Australia Plus TV and Online". www.radioaustralia.net.au. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  8. ^ McMahon, Neil (2015-04-23). "3AW, 2UE and ABC local radio ready their Gallipoli coverage". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  9. ^ McMahon, Neil (2015-04-23). "3AW, 2UE and ABC local radio ready their Gallipoli coverage". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  10. ^ "Anzac Day: a Turkish perspective". www.abc.net.au. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  11. ^ Gelibolu: A Turkish Australian Perspective on Gallipoli, 2015-03-30, retrieved 2017-11-04
  12. ^ "FWF 2016: Feminism through Narrative Non-Fiction | BROAD". BROAD. 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  13. ^ a b "Event – Judy Horacek". The Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  14. ^ "FWF 2016: Feminism through Narrative Non-Fiction | BROAD". BROAD. 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  15. ^ Marshall, Konrad (2015-03-29). "Gelibolu exhibition looks at the Turkish Australian perspective on Gallipoli". The Age. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  16. ^ "Oz Turkish perspectives on Gallipoli". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  17. ^ a b c d Corporation, Australian Broadcasting (2015-12-16). "Serpil Senelmis". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  18. ^ "Just Improvise". justimprovise.com.au. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  19. ^ "Harnessing Your Life Force | NOVA Magazine". NOVA Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  20. ^ "Anzac Day: a Turkish perspective". www.abc.net.au. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  21. ^ National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio (2016-09-04), Outsiders: political correctness, political games and the return of One Nation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, retrieved 2017-11-05
  22. ^ Climber, The (2017-06-08). "Going Viral : 18 year old Kaanchi Chopra from Delhi is viral for her Art and Activism". Medium. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  23. ^ Yasmeen, Samina (2015-03-01). "Muslim in Australia: Celebrating National Days". Contemporary Review of the Middle East. 2 (1–2): 104–118. doi:10.1177/2347798915577720. ISSN 2347-7989.
  24. ^ "Events". Santilla Chingaipe. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  25. ^ "Event – Gelibolu: A Turkish Australian Perspective on Gallipoli". The Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  26. ^ "The Conversation Hour podcast by ABC Local on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  27. ^ "New Australian Film: Red Dog and Back to Back Theatre". ABC Melbourne - Faine Conversations. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  28. ^ "news | Albert parkrun, Melbourne". www.parkrun.com.au. Retrieved 2017-11-05.