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Indigenous

Aboriginal media is the medium through which Indigenous Australians are able to access, digitise and celebrate a dynamic and evolving culture, through story-telling, language, film and recordings.

The medium empowers contemporary communities to reflect a strong culture. To hear new music, educate, give voice to community and reflect its views and people – Opportunities not available via any other media.

..the unique value of remote community media for language and cultural maintenance, information sharing, meaningful employment and empowering communities through self-representation. (Don Baylis, TEABBA)

Radio is:

  • Perfect for a culture based on song and story-telling
  • Freely available to all communities whether urban, regional or remote
  • Easy to adapt content by using Indigenous talent
  • Effective for audience with low average literacy
  • Cost-effective

Television is:

  • Reaching communities all over Australia
  • Very suitable for audiences who speak English as a second language
  • Effective for low literacy audiences
  • Extremely popular

 

Online is evolving quickly.

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Aboriginal and TSI Media takes a central role in reviving traditional languages. Language carries culture, so recording and capturing elders’ voices and stories is considered urgent. Some 25 languages in addition to English are broadcast: Alyawarr, Anindilyakwa, Anmatjerre, Burarra, Central Arrernte, Dhangu, Duhal, Gurrindji, Kalaw Lagaw Ya, Kriol (NT), Kimberley Kriol (WA), Kukatja, Kuuk Thaayorre, Luritja, Martu Wangka, Murrin Patha, Ngaanyatjarra, Noongar, Pitjantjatjara, Tiwi, TSI Kriol, Walmajarri, Wangkatha, Warlpiri, Western Arrernte, Wik Mungkan, Yankunytjatjara, Yolngu Matha.