New Member Service
FNMA is pleased to share that the first part of an agreement we've been working on with the ABC to help support our members and collaborate on some projects is moving ahead. We have signed a Letter of Engagement with ABC Legal who are able to offer pro bono legal services to our members on issues relating to media law. This means, if you're working on a story that you want to get checked over before publication/ broadcast, we can draw on a limited amount of ABC legal resources to help you out. Our Member Services Officer, Stephanie Stone will be coordinating requests, so get in touch with her if there's something you would like advice on.
Awards on their way
We announced the winners of First Nations Media Awards for 2020 at the end of last year, but their trophies have taken a little while to arrive with winners across the country. If you missed the Award announcements, view the full list of winners here. And if you were one of the recipients of a 2020 First Nations Media Award - keep an eye on your mailbox! Awards are on their way now.
News Project Update
The First Nations Media News Project is now into its fourth week with journalists from around the country contributing weekly regional and remote stories for sharing to our community media network. Community Reporters are engaged in training through the four-week CMTO online journalism for community media program and 8 weeks of Google News Initiative training. The project will share all stories through FNMA's Burli licence. We are seeking paid contributions for stories from regional and remote areas, to get in contact with us, please find contact details below:
Nancia Guivarra Mobile: 0402 107 042 Email:
David Liddle Mobile: 0437 850 580 Email:
New Language Content on indigiTUBE
indigiTUBE has been focused on empowering and preserving First Nations languages, adding a huge amount of language content this year. Check out 'A Man Who Goes Fishing' from Groote Broadcasting is an amazing stop motion animated piece in Anindilyakwa without subtitles. Other great pieces are 'Nganyang Nyit Maawit - Noongar Lullabies from Mandurah' - a compilation of intimate Noongar songs from families in Mandurah, in the Southwest of Western Australia. First Languages Australia has also shared all episodes of 'Mother Tongue' and 'This Place’ which are available for First Nations media organisations for rebroadcast now.
inDigiMOB Training Sessions
inDigiMOB has been working with Akeyulerre Aboriginal Corporation this week running a workshop on the introduction to computer skills. Some of their team have never used a computer before and this is the beginning of their digital journey which will be full of adventure! The training session taught staff the basics of using computers and gave them a greater understanding of the power of using emails in the workplace and getting a grasp of how the internet can be empowering for their business. These sessions will continue over the next few weeks.
Member Highlights
Umuwa Concert
PY Media hosted a free concert at the end of 2020, in Umuwa and bands came from far and wide to jam for the day! Stay tuned as recordings from all the bands that went along to sing will be posted on the PY Media Facebook page soon.
Young Leader
Check out Umeewarra Media's young upcoming leader Chevon McKenzie from Port Augusta working as a trainee. Chevon visited her old high school to inspire the students in film studies and also shared some of her UmeeTV journey with the class, while encourage them to keep up the great work.
Industry News
Technorama Tuesday Webinars
Technorama offers free webinars every Tuesday to learn about broadcast technology from people working in community radio. The next session on Tuesday 23 February will focus on Raspberry Pi, presented by Evan Wyatt and Terry O'Connor. Read more.
CAMRA 2021 - Online Workshop
Registrations are now open for the online workshop CAMRA 2021: a snapshot of community and alternative media research in Australia to be held on Friday 26 February 9:30am-5pm AEDT.

The workshop will showcase, connect and encourage research on community and alternative media in Australia. Topics include: the emotional labour of minorities in community media; Indigenous Storywork; community media and the politics of listening; climate change communication; radical advocacy journalism; community media destinations; refugee media; community development in the Pacific; local significance in community radio; music and community radio and more.

Community and Alternative Media Research Australia (CAMRA) is an informal network of researchers and practitioners working in academia and in media, with a focus on research, advocacy and activism for community and alternative media in Australia.

Workshop presenters include: Heather Anderson (Griffith), Charlotte Bedford (Adelaide), John Budarick (Adelaide), Tanja Dreher (UNSW), Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, Anne Leitch, Bridget Backhaus (Griffith), Nicola Joseph (UNSW), Diana Kreemers (UNSW), Rochelle Lade (Swinburne), Michelle O’Connor (CSU), Poppy de Souza (UNSW), John Tebbutt (RMIT), Verena Thomas (QUT), and more to be confirmed. Read more and register here.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development Fund - National
The National Council of Churches in Australia is offering grants up to $5,000 toward one-off community development projects. Previous grants have included event/conference travel, career development activities, training and broadcast content activities. Applications close on 26 March. Read more.
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