Indigenous Community Broadcasting Faces Redundancy

Indigenous communities who broadcast in remote Australia face being made redundant when the switch from analogue to digital transmission takes place.

Aboriginal communities make and broadcast local TV programs since the 1980’s, with eight large remote indigenous media organisations and 150 small stations currently operating in Australia.

Dr Ellie Rennie, a research fellow at Swinburne’s Institute for Social Research said media makers of remote Australia are doing incredibly important work, with women and men dedicating their lives to cultural maintenance and community education.

Rennie said the need for better resources and funding is an issue of concern with the Government treating the remote sector as amateur and marginal.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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  1. tracey

    Funding keeps jobs in the local community.

    Thanks for the update.

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