IRCA News

Media Release - Diverse people, stories and lands converge

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Diverse people, stories and lands will converge on 22, 23 and 24 May to invigorate the powerful and connected voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media. Apurte irretye-ke iwerre anyente-le translates as meeting together and moving in one direction in the local Arrernte language of Mbantua (Alice Springs). Converge is a national media summit that will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers and organisations from across...

Media Release - Congratulations to new CAAMA CEO Karl Hampton

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Board, staff and membership of Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) congratulate Karl Hampton on his appointment as the new CEO of Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA). Karl brings extensive experience to this role, including having been the Member for Stuart in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 2006 until 2012. During this time he served in several Ministerial portfolios, including Minister...

Women Listeners & Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Radio

Monday, February 27, 2017

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...

19NRIMF - Back To The Desert

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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(link is external) and Irrunytju (Wingellina) community in WA, and the community have welcomed the opportunity to host this year’s annual festival in late September.    NG Media chairpersons Colin Nelson and Daisy O’Byrne said they have enjoyed attending...

Media Release - Phase 2 of inDigiMOB launched

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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.   inDigiMOB is a partnership between the Indigenous...

Media Release - Digital literacy takes off with inDigiMOB

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

On Wednesday 15 February inDigiMOB will celebrate the wrap up of its pilot year and embark on the rollout of the next phase to new communities in the Northern Territory. inDigiMOB, a partnership between the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) and Telstra, aims to bridge the digital divide in remote communities through informal peer-to-peer digital skills training that values the experience and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres...