BIMA recognised at Amnesty International Australia Media Awards

enadmin, 22nd October 2014

On Tuesday 21 October, Amnesty International Australia celebrated the very best reporting on human rights issues in Australia for 2014 as part of their inaugural Media Awards ceremony in Sydney.

As part of celebrations, Amnesty International Australia National Director Claire Mallinson announced that the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA) was the winner of the Indigenous reporting category for their program 'Let‟s Talk Decolonisation'.

'Let's Talk', hosted by Tiga Bayles and Karen Dorante, focuses on the issues relevant to First Nations people and is broadcast on BIMA Vision, the video production section of the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association as well as 98.9FM, BIMA's 24 hour community radio station.  

'Let’s Talk Decolonisation', provided an in-depth look at the fundamental questions surrounding decolonisation.

"It is great to see BIMA being celebrated for its reporting on decolonisation in Australia over the last year," said Adrian Basso, President of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. "Their recognition in Amnesty International's media awards reinforces some of the important roles of community broadcasting - giving a voice to those not adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors, promoting the identity of local communities and contributing to social inclusion. Congratulations to the 'Let's Talk' panel, Tiga Bayles, Dr Irene Watson, Mary Graham, Gregory Phillips, Dale Ruska and the rest of the team at BIMA"

The Amnesty International Australia Media Awards publicly recognise excellence in reporting on human rights issues in the Australian media.

Watch 'Let's Talk Decolonisation' below.

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