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Honouring the Late Bernard Namok

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Late Bernard Namok - designer of the Torres Strait flag - was recently honoured at a gathering to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Torres Strait flag at Thursday Island. A memorial to Mr Namok was unveiled and a plaque installed at Front Beach. IRCA Board Member and TEABBA Radio Broadcaster and Station Manager, Bernard Namok Jnr, attended and read out his father's speech that is now engraved on the monument. He is currently...

Community TV Broadcasting under threat

Monday, September 1, 2014

"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...

First ever live broadcast of Yuendumu Sports Weekend

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Media Release from ICTV(link is external) and PAW Media(link is external) The live broadcast of Yuendumu Sports Weekend by PAW Media & Communications in partnership with Indigenous Community Television Limited (ICTV) has been a resounding success. Over the long weekend from August 5 to 8, audiences throughout remote Australia were able to tune in to ICTV, Channel 601 on the VAST network, to watch Battle of the Bands on...

National Strategy to preserve remote Indigenous a/v collections

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Media Release Development of a National Strategy to preserve nationally significant remote Indigenous audiovisual collections Representatives from Indigenous remote media organisations are taking steps to deal with the urgent challenge of protecting thousands of culturally significant audio visual materials dating back to the early 1980s. These unique recordings document locally significant cultural songs and performance, sites, community events...

ABC launches Warlpiri and Yolngu Matha Indigenous languages news service

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The ABC have launched a news service in two Indigenous languages: Warlpiri and Yolngu Matha. IRCA welcomes the service, which is available for RIBS and Indigenous Radio Services to re-broadcast, such as PAW Radio (broadcasting in Warlpiri) and Yolngu Radio(broadcasting in Yolngu Matha). IRCA notes that this service does not replace the need for news services that are produced and distributed by Indigenous media...