Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio is the go-to radio service for government information and news in very remote communities. With a high weekly listenership of 80% of very remote peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio is the preferred channel for factual content, rating above television and the Internet.
The 2016 Remote Indigenous Media and Communications Survey shows a lot about women’s connections with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio. It also shows a lot about men’s connection with radio as well as people in the 18-39 and 40 plus age groups. We are starting this month with women’s radio listening preferences. Each month from now we’ll be profiling key findings for different population groups. IRCA is currently developing a full report on the Survey outcomes for the remote sector.
The Remote Indigenous Media Festival is heading back to the desert this year. IRCA General Manager Daniel Featherstone has just met with leaders of Ngaanyatjarra (NG) Media and Irrunytju (Wingellina) community in WA, and the community have welcomed the opportunity to host this year’s annual festival in late September.
Phase 2 of inDigiMOB was launched this week, expanding the delivery of digital literacy initiatives and digital mentor support in remote communities across the Northern Territory. Amelia Turner opened the launch with a warm welcome to Country and Mayor Damien Ryan spoke to the importance of collaborations, congratulating inDigiMOB for establishing positive community partnerships.
On Thursday 8th December at the Yuendumu Careers Expo and Community Graduation, Mr. Simon Japangardi Fisher was awarded an Honorary Fellowship with Charles Darwin University. Japangardi is PAW Media’s Senior Media Archivist and holds a Masters degree in Anthropology. Japangardi also accepted a nomination for a team award from the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor at Charles Darwin University, in recognition of the Whole of Community Engagement Project at Yuendumu which Japangardi helped to lead with local residents, Mr Jimmy Langdon and Ms Elizabeth Katakarinja.