Electronic Dreaming tracks: Indigenous community broadcasting in Australia
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A wide range of audiences now accesses Indigenous community radio and television across Australia. This article draws from the first-ever audience study of the sector, 'Community Media Matters', completed in 2007. It reveals that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media offer an essential service to communities and play a central organising role in community life. Although previous studies into the Australian Indigenous media sector have suggested this, it is the first time that audiences from the cities to the most remote parts of the continent have had a chance to confirm the importance of locally produced media in their lives. This has revealed new insights into the nature of the relationship between audiences and the producers of Indigenous community radio and television.
Development in Practice
Copyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Development in Practice Volume 19, Issue 4 & 5 June 2009 , pages 514 - 524. Development in Practice is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.