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Mabel Kwong, 1st December 2012

Abstract
This report is a qualitative case study that focuses on Australia’s community radio audiences. Building upon the first study of Australia’s community radio audiences, Community Media Matters, it looks at the reasons why Asian youths in Melbourne who are also volunteers in community radio tune in to Asian community radio programs on a regular basis. In the context of diaspora studies and media reception theories, this report argues that these programs aid Asian youths in maintaining their homeland cultures. It demonstrates how Asian community radio essentially assists this demographic in socialising with people of various ethnicities and encourages them to feel a sense of belonging in Australia, in line with the sector’s aims of fostering multiculturalism in a globalised world.

Jessica Rodgers, 1st December 2012

Abstract
Australian queer (GLBTIQ) university student activist media is an important site of self-representation. Community media is a significant site for the development of queer identity, community and a key part of queer politics. This paper reviews my research into queer student media, which is grounded in a queer theoretical perspective. Rob Cover argues that queer theoretical approaches that study media products fail to consider the material contexts that contribute to their construction. I use an ethnographic approach to examine how editors construct queer identity and community in queer student media. My research contributes to queer media scholarship by addressing the gap that Cover identifies, and to the rich scholarship on negotiations of queer community.

CBAA News, 30th November 2012

CBAA News, 30th November 2012

In Conversation is 2SER and Groovescooter's live Q & A event with interesting people from here and around the world.

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CBAA News, 27th November 2012

Sydney's Hope 103.2 invite their local community to bring along family, friends and non-perishable food for Christmas Hope Live.

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CBAA News, 27th November 2012

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.

CBAA News, 27th November 2012

The CBF are looking for an additional member to join the TV Grants Advisory Committee (TVGAC).

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Alex White, 26th November 2012

In a first for the DAB+ digital radio platform, a special broadcast by Sydney FBi Radio included a transmission of images to support a narrative form.

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Alex White, 26th November 2012

The CBAA Annual National Conference held in Melbourne last weekend called on the Federal Government to restore funding to two critical national projects for the community broadcasting sector.

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CBAA Web Articles., 15th November 2012

Radio With Pictures
Interview with Small Talk
'By Invitation' with Clementine Ford
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CBAA News, 14th November 2012

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the November 2012 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

CBAA News, 2nd November 2012

Youth run community broadcaster SYN Media has raised $19,500 to upgrade its radio studios and build a third as part of its Pay for your SYNs campaign.

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CBAA News, 30th October 2012

Radio 1812 is an annual global radio marathon marking International Migrants Day (December 18).

CBAA News, 29th October 2012

The AICA 2012 Conference & AGM was held in Brisbane on 22 & 23 October, an event at which representatives of Indigenous media from across many nations gathered to discuss the conference theme of 'First Nations Media in the Digital Age.'

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Alex White, 26th October 2012

Community broadcasters continue to innovate on the digital platform with new programming initiatives.

CBAA News, 26th October 2012

All the Best have been telling stories in a variety of different forms since 2010, picking a theme each week and using short form documentary, personal narrative, interviews, and fiction to tell our stories.

CBAA News, 22nd October 2012

The most recent edition of the CBAA podcast is now available, and focuses on the upcoming 2012 CBAA Conference, including an interview with Alex White that examines the role the Media Lab will play at the event.

CBAA News, 17th October 2012

Community broadcasting national sector projects Amrap and the Digital Radio Project continue to struggle with funding issues.