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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

NRIMF Festival 2014 Video Award Nominations now open

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.

 

Read more: NRIMF Festival 2014 Video Award Nominations now open

Community TV Broadcasting under threat

"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.  

Read more: 

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/hometech/free-to-air-community-tv-falls-foul-over-spectrum-demand-20140820-103vmi.html

More IRCA News...

  1. First ever live broadcast of Yuendumu Sports Weekend
  2. Media Festival Registration now open!
  3. 2014 FESTIVAL COMING SOON

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Featured Media Worker: James Bayung

James is a local broadcaster in his community of Elcho Island and has also broadcasted for TEABBA. He has video experience, has directed a documentary and was assistant director on 'Mudhumada Marda' in 2010

Read more about James Bayung

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