IRCA news

Wednesday 20 May 2015

IRCA held meetings this week with Board Members and RIMO Managers and Staff in Alice Springs. Representatives of all eight Remote Indigenous Media Organisations were in attendance (QRAM, TSIMA, PAW Media, PY Media, NG Media, TEABBA and PAKAM).

The IRCA Board are also undertaking further governance training and strategic planning over the next few days.

Archiving Workshop
Monday 11 May 2015

IRCA with Trainer Mick Newnham (National Film and Sound Archive) are running 'Developing, Caring For and Digitising your ATSI Audiovisual Collection Workshops. Last week the Workshop was held in Darwin and hosted by TEABBA. This week it is in Alice Springs and hosted by CAAMA, before heading to Broome where it will be hosted by PAKAM.

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Site Visit!

IRCA and PAW Media reps met with Lajamanu community leaders and elders and local agencies today. The elders group gave approval for the 17th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival to go ahead in Lajamanu this year. Thanks to everyone we met with for all the interest and support for the Festival. Thanks also to Lajamanu RIBS operator Maxwell Tasman for organising the meeting and spreading the word. We look forward to working with everyone to make it a great event.

Wednesday 22 April 2015

One of the forefathers of Indigenous radio broadcasting and the remote Indigenous media industry, William Thaiday, passed away recently in Rockhampton Hospital.

Uncle Bill, as he was known to us all with respect and affection, was a pioneer in the establishment of Indigenous radio broadcast services right across the country.


Following a visit to CAAMA Radio in Alice Springs in 1981, Bill and his younger brother Mick were inspired to start the steering committee for TAIMA (Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Media) in

Tuesday 24 February 2015

A few months ago we added Music to the IndigiTUBE platform to promote the work of remote Indigenous musicians.

You can now listen to over 200 songs contributed by NG Media, PAKAM, PAW Media, PY Media, Incite Arts, WYDAC and Nganampa Health. You can also download some of these songs.

If you are an Indigenous musician living in a remote area and want to share your music with others please consider signing up as a contributor to Indigitube. Our office is closing over the Christmas holidays but we will be taking contributions again in late January.