Ensure your community has the #RightToKnow

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 31st October 2019

Community radio stations are getting behind the #RightToKnow campaign!

Stations across the country have told us why media freedom matters to their communities.

Media freedom is vital to an open society, a strong democracy, and cultural vibrancy, and the CBAA supports measures to ensure our communities are best informed.

How can your station get involved?

If your station, or you as a broadcaster, would like to join in calling for greater protection for media freedom, join the campaign!

  1. Stations can play the radio spot - email Holly Friedlander Liddicoat for access.
  2. Make your voice heard and tell the government that you have a right to know, and you are joining the call for reforms to legislation to protect media freedom in Australia.
  3. Use #CommunityRadio and #RightToKnow on social media to show your support or start a conversation about community radio’s important role in media freedom.
  4. Show your support by sharing a graphic and changing your profile picture.

If you’d like to find out more or would like to request an interview for your station, please call the CBAA on 02 9310 2999 and ask to speak with Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Danny Chifley or Lucie O’Connor. There are a number of high-profile spokespeople we may be able to connect you with.

If your station is getting involved – please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

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