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CBAA News, 21st December 2012

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has announced that the government will provide an additional $250,000 to ensure the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) continues for a further six months.

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CBAA News, 21st December 2012

Brisbane's 4ZZZ is again sending a crew to the Woodford Folk Festival in the final week of 2012, and sharing the broadcasts with stations around the country.

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CBAA News, 4th December 2012

At the recent CBAA Conference in Melbourne, our Content Service Manager - Seth Jordan - del

CBAA News, 4th December 2012

Congratulations to all winners of CBAA Awards in 2013, including the following programs which can be found right here on CRN.

Fernando Mendez, 1st December 2012

Abstract
The article discusses the relationship between third sector broadcasting (TSB) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL). The article aims to show that there are legal obligations derived from IHRL which require States to contemplate TSB in their broadcasting policy, and, to demonstrate that TSB has a significant potential to contribute to the realization of IHRL goals. Specific issues discussed include how Freedom of Religion requires States to provide means of access to the airwaves for religious groups and how TSB can be used as an affirmative action measure to increase the participation of members of traditionally disadvantaged groups in the media.

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
NRN - Networking the News

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.