Michael Visontay

Michael Visontay is the Commissioning Editor of The Jewish Independent and was Editor-in-Chief from 2017-22. With 40 years of experience as a journalist, editor, author, and lecturer, he has held roles including Assistant Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, Deputy Editor of the Sun-Herald, and columnist for The Australian Jewish News. Michael has created and taught journalism courses at several universities and co-authored four memoirs, including Who Gave You Permission? the memoir of child sex abuse survivor Manny Waks. He also authored Welcome To Wanderland: Western Sydney Wanderers and the Pride of the West.


The Ultimate Betrayal: When children are prey

Since time immemorial, people in power have sought to take advantage of their innocent subjects. This is no more prevalent than within religious institutions, where the semblance of piety, coupled with the naivety of the young and faithful, provides a perfect cloak and cover for child sexual abuse. Michael Visontay discusses the ultimate betrayal with...

Sunday August 18, 2024