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.
Submissions are now open for the Video Awards for 16th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival.
ICTV is calling for entries from a variety of categories of locally produced remote Indigenous video content completed in the past 12 months. Terms and Conditions regarding eligibility and content usage apply. Submission is free.
"Australia’s community television networks could be shunted across to the internet, as the government considers the future of digital TV spectrum earmarked for a fourth commercial channel."
IRCA supports the community television broadcasters in their bid to retain access to free-to-air digital spectrum and not be relegated to on-line delivery. This would mean that audiences have to pay to access community television. Community broadcasting is an important and established part of the media landscape within Australia. It should have dedicated radio and television spectrum to provide an alternative to commercial and public media.