CBX: May 2020

Wendy.McWilliam, 29th May 2020
Welcome to the May 2020 issue of CBX Magazine. 

Inside this edition we acknowledge the original sounds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists on Australian Radio; dive into ways we can help build a more civil society with two passionate presenters; discover the correlation between community broadcasting and social enterprise; and continue to explore ways community radio plays a vital role in times of emergencies. 

Articles include:
  • First Sounds
  • Getting the Message Across: Jacquie Riddell
  • CRN Spotlight: More Civil Societies
  • CMTO’s social enterprise program
  • Stronger Stations - Emergency Broadcasting
  • 8CCC - Community, Content, Culture
  • National Radio News
  • Categories We Should Be Calling On Now
  • Out Of The Box - Sandy Al-Aweik, 2MFM
  • CRN Program Guide June

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Welcome to the October 2019 issue of CBX Magazine, where we pay tribute to Stephen ‘The Ghost’ Walker, who sadly passed away earlier this year, and feature Wilcannia River Radio, winners of the Tony Staley Award 2019 for Excellence in Community Broadcasting at the CBAA Community Radio Awards. And much more!


On Sunday evening the 11th of November a spectacular event took place at the Fonta Di Trevi in Bankstown- the hub of multicultural Australia, as 2MFM, Muslim Community Radio 92.1fm, held their Annual Corporate Dinner with the theme: Access and More.


This article provides a critical examination of community media practices by young recently arrived African refugees and Cambodian young migrants in Western Sydney, Australia. Against the backdrop of contemporary cultural politics of migration in Australia the article is grounded on a recent participatory community media research project conducted in 2008-2009, which aimed to conceptualise the emerging spaces for claiming new forms of citizen agency and contest the general representations of newly arrived migrants in the mainstream media. The paper argues that community media is better positioned to recognise changing attitudes towards migrants and refugees, and that these changes must also take place from the bottom up. Extending existing notions of citizens’ media the paper articulates a view that young media practitioners become active citizens in the exercise of their civil and communication rights and their self-representation, by owning the process of content creation and communication, thus redefining the content (rather than the form) of what citizenship means in different social contexts.