Spoken Word Programming

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Community broadcasting services operate for the benefit of the community and to represent our chosen community of interest. As a sector, we pursue the principles of democracy, access and equity, especially for people and issues not adequately represented in other media. We enhance the diversity of programming choices available to the public, present programs that expand the variety of viewpoints broadcast in Australia and demonstrate independence in programming as well as in editorial and management decisions.

As part of fulfilling this valuable role, the sector offers range of information and talk – based programming, including general spoken word programming, news bulletins and current affairs programming.

In many areas of Indigenous Australia, reproduction of the names and photographs of deceased people is restricted during a period of mourning.

Media coverage of LGBTQI issues has moved beyond simplistic political dichotomies and towards more fully realised representations of the diversity of the LGBTQI community. This includes LGBTQI people's lives and their families. Here are some handy resources.

The Australian Government’s Mindframe National Media Initiative (Mindframe) aims to encourage responsible, accurate and sensitive representation of mental illness and suicide in the Australian mass media.

Your use of language when referring to or talking about people with disability has an impact on the way people with disability feel and the way they are perceived by other people in society.

When you’re reporting on domestic violence, you can help listeners to see it as an important issue that everyone can take action on.