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Supporting remote Indigenous media and communications

IRCA is the peak body that represents and advocates for the media and communications interests of remote and very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.  IRCA promotes the important role played by remote Indigenous media in maintaining language and culture and providing tools for self-representation and community development.  IRCA supports remote Indigenous media organisations (RIMOs) that have played a key role in the development of the remote media and communications industry in Australia.

Latest News

Lajamanu - Festival Site 2015

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IRCA and PAW Media reps met with Lajamanu community leaders and elders and local agencies today. The elders group gave approval for the 17th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival to go ahead in Lajamanu this year. Thanks to everyone we met with for all the interest and support for the Festival. Thanks also to Lajamanu RIBS operator Maxwell Tasman for organising the meeting and spreading the word. We look forward to working with everyone to make it a great event.

Farewell to media pioneer Bill Thaiday!

One of the forefathers of Indigenous radio broadcasting and the remote Indigenous media industry, William Thaiday, passed away recently in Rockhampton Hospital.

Uncle Bill, as he was known to us all with respect and affection, was a pioneer in the establishment of Indigenous radio broadcast services right across the country.

Read more: Farewell to media pioneer Bill Thaiday!

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  3. Announcing the 2014 Remote Media Award Winners

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Featured Media Worker: Simon Japangardi Fisher

Simon has been working for PAW Media for around 12 years. His main role has been involved in the maintanence of the 26 year old Warlpiri Media Archive, this includes the critical task of digitising video content onto the digital server. Simon also provides cultural liason and advice services to visiting researchers and media.

Read more about Simon Japangardi Fisher


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IRCA is supported by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Ministry for the Arts of the Attorney-General's Department.


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