First Peoples and community media

Indigenous and community media


Above and beyond broadcasting: a study of First Nations media and the COVID-19 pandemic

Through case study examples, this report provides an understanding about how First Nations media organisations operated during the early days of Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic.

Listening in: community media and the politics of listening

This final project report provides a snapshot of sovereign and self-determined voice in community media, with a focus on First Nations voices, refugee and asylum seeker voices, women of colour, migrant diaspora communities, and intersectional voices.

First Nations Media Australia submission to the Inquiry into pathways and participation opportunities for Indigenous Australians in employment and business

This submission provides an overview of existing employment opportunities and career development pathways available within the dedicated First Nations media industry.

Strong voices, stronger communities

This plan lays out practical ways to execute the strategy detailed in Strong Voices, Stronger Communities: First Nations Media Employment and Skills Development Strategy, April 2019 (ESD). The aim of the plan is to double the employment of First Nations people in the sector within...

Strong Voices Stronger Communities: First Nations media employment and skills development strategy

Jumbunna Institute engaged with First Nations media organisations in very remote, regional and urban communities across Australia to identify employment and skills development initiatives which builds capacity within the Australian First Nations Broadcasting and Media Sector, and achieve the Government’s 90% Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Protection of Indigenous knowledge in the intellectual property system: consultation paper

This submission responds to Intellectual Property Australia’s Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System consultation paper, published in September 2018.

Garma Festival 2017 report

The 2017 Garma Festival placed a high value on education, with a bold vision to weave a national Indigenous education curriculum into the mainstream Western syllabus. The grounds of the bunggul again were an interesting place to watch and learn what that may look like...

Garma Festival 2016 report

2016 Garma Festival Theme: The Land is our Backbone - 40th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. This year's Garma Festival made some important progress on a number of issues which go to the heart of Indigenous well-being.
Conference paper

Community participation in the development of digital radio: the Australian experience

This paper filters recent developments in digital radio policy and implementation through the perspectives of community radio stakeholders, obtained through interviews, to describe and analyse these constraints.
Conference paper

Outside the box: Television 2018' project background, research questions, and critical uncertainties

In 2004 when this project was first planned, it had already been apparent for some time that what we knew as ‘television’ was undergoing substantial change. It was also apparent that a period of further and even greater transformation lay ahead. In Australia, as around...
Conference paper

Researching journalism and diversity in Australia: History and policy

This paper examines the relationships between research on journalism and cultural diversity and the political and ideological contexts for those policies.
Conference paper

Maintaining relevance: Cultural diversity and the case for Public Service Broadcasting

SBS has been the subject of some heated debates about funding models, commercial activity, perceived 'populism' and the continued relevance of publicly funded media. These debates and challenges are not unique to SBS or to Australia. Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) in many contexts is facing...
Conference paper

ICT users in remote Indigenous communities

Information and communications technologies (ICT) have been increasingly integrated into the delivery of many public and commercial services including banking, health, education and social security assistance. They have also become an important medium for social interaction and can help reduce the sense of isolation of...
Conference paper

Cyberbullying: An emerging issue

Bullying is a common form of youth violence which historically affected young people whilst they were at school, travelling to and from school or in other public places. However, the actual physical presence between a bully and victim is no longer necessary for bullying to...
Conference paper

Wireless for rural broadband

Wireless Broadband technologies can play an important part in the deployment of broadband infrastructure albeit for different contexts in both developed and developing countries. Wireless technologies have a particular niche in the different ways of developing countries that do not have a mature copper network...
Conference paper

Transnational media and citizenship: Arabic language television in Europe

Globalization is transforming the political landscape and public discourse in both international legal terms and in terms of transnational media. Satellite, digital and cable delivery have challenged national boundaries. This paper deals with one aspect of the European transnational public sphere: the Arabic language media...
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Issues for corporates and regulators in Second Life and virtual worlds

The Federal Government has recently relaxed regulations governing the more mature media/information distribution platforms, however rapid advances in distribution technologies may require regulation by the Government. This regulation of media distribution may move into areas previously unknown to traditional media law such as taxation, money...
Conference paper

Indigenous culture and communications

The apparent disconnect between communications and culture in remote Indigenous communities in Australia raises many questions about the nature of the relationship between the preferred and proffered technology of public policy and the needs and aspirations of the user group. It is important to explore...
Conference paper

Diasporic media and identity construction in the Turkish community in Australia

This conference paper examines the use of communications and media technologies to establish, assert and define social groups and notions of social identity, using a research project with Melbourne's Turkish community as a case study.

Let's spell it out once and for all

The government is giving with one hand and taking with the other, writes Ellie Rennie.