4EB Ethnic Community Radio Brisbane and The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC) are organising the inaugural Radio Active QLD Youth
Broadcasters’ Forum to be held in Brisbane on Saturday April 14th 2012 from 9:30am- 5:30pm
Radio Active is a one day forum to engage young people in community broadcasting. It’s a chance to meet other youth broadcasters from around the state, find out how you can get involved in radio and hear about media career pathways.
NEMBC would like to thank the Community Broadcasting Foundation's support for this project.
To confirm your place at the forum please fill out the registration form below and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 April 2012
The forum will provide an opportunity:
Radio Active is a one day forum to provide an opportunity for young people from all cultural backgrounds to come together, celebrate, learn and develop strategies for improved youth access and participation in community media.
The forum will be also be a great opportunity to include representatives from youth-serving organisations and community radio stations, to increase the awareness of the opportunities that community broadcasting can offer young people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Community media is one of the most effective means of making young people’s voices heard in the community and it encourages more active participation of youth in society more generally.
The forum will include presentations from industry professionals, interactive presentations related to community media opportunities and the chance to make important state-wide networks. The forum will cover a number of areas relating to community media including: New media technology, media career pathways, opportunities for media participation and the opportunity for current youth broadcasters to learn from their peers and develop strategies for improved youth participation in community media. The sessions will also consider the intersection of media participation, youth empowerment, community activism as well as engaging with culture, language, heritage and identity. The forum will also provide the opportunity to make recommendations for improved youth policy at the community broadcasting sector level.
The target audience are young people from all cultural backgrounds who are already involved in community media and those interested in becoming involved.
We hope to have between 40 participants.
Radio Active encourages youth broadcasters to connect with their communities and to connect with the government and community organisations to respond to the needs of communities. It provides access to important information and facilitates discussions.
The forum is a capacity building exercise, skills development opportunity and a rare chance to discuss the needs and experiences of young people from all cultural backgrounds in the media. Knowledge, enthusiasm, inspiration and skills will be brought back to communities by enabling youth to take a leading role to mobilise greater youth interest and drive for youth participation in community media and their respective communities.