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Talking heads ppp 18 nov12

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Talking heads ppp 18 nov12

  1. 1. Building Pathways for a Digital Future in Remote Indigenous CommunitiesPresenter: Daniel FeatherstoneIndigenous Remote Communications AssociationDBCDE Talking Heads Presentation 20th November 2012
  2. 2. Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association Torres Strait Islands Pilbara and Media AssociationKimberley Aboriginal Media Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media Pintupi Anmatjerre Warlpiri Media Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Media Yankunytjatjara Media Indigenous Remote Communications Association represents the media and communications interests and aspirations of remote Indigenous Australia
  3. 3. A Vision for Remote Media & Communications
  4. 4. Community Media Centre Radio Broadcasting Video Production & Community Access Digital Photography On-line computers Music recording Archive Computer Videoconferencing & Meetings Supported by Regional Media Organisation with:Media & ICT Training • Employment • Media Production • Language & Culture Programs • Radio, TV & Communications NetworksResourcing • Events & Festivals • Repair & Maintenance • Business Development • Regional Coordination • Promotions • Advocacy
  5. 5. The Changing Environment and Challenges Opportunities Challenges Convergence of media Basic telephony needs Limited Internet & NBN platforms, inc mobile, not yet addressed mobile access social networking Digital Switchover Loss of community Ongoing via Direct-to-home TV TV broadcasting maintenance ICTV channel on VAST Limited screen production capacity & funding IndigiTUBE Remote Media and Commissioning model, Communications def’n of remote content NITV move to SBS Maintaining core services,Stevens Review- expanded RIMOs vast coverage areasNew programs - Multi-media, Music Limited IBP& Aging RIBS facilities-Development, IT training, animation alternate funding need upgrade Aspirant Communities /agencies Competing media programs/ facilities National Jobs Package Increased demand on RIMOs Demand for language Aging analog collections and culture programs Need for archiving/access
  6. 6. ICTV on VAST and Remote Screen Content
  7. 7. Remote Screen Content Development Need to re-build production capacity within sector Stevens Review rec’s 8,10 - $5million content & project fund Provide screen production & development workshops Screen funding agencies – establish remote content programs (CBF and ICS main options currently) NITV - remote content quota, accessible commissioning processes; non-exclusive to allow screening on ICTV Build production income through corporate/ gov’t campaigns RIMOs as Multi-media hubs in each region (Stevens Rec 11)
  8. 8. Concerns about Digital Switchover• Ongoing maintenance of DTH equipment still not addressed - service costs prohibitive for remote Indigenous people• Stevens Review rec. 38- RICs that receive their television services via VAST have their equipment provided, installed and maintained for free• Ongoing demand for Community TV broadcasting of local language content• Ability to view TV outside of houses reduced• No redundancy service• Gap in accessing Indigenous TV services (ICTV, NITV) in WA & NT during DTH rollout period
  9. 9. Start on VAST Depart Aurora ICTV 6th December 2012 16th December 2013 NITV 12th December 2012 31st March 2013 (TBC) RIBS Communities DTH Rollout Schedule RIMO No. RIBS TV sites No RIBS sites where Planned DTH rollout DTH rollout completed completion date (16/12/12) Queensland Remote 16 16 Completed Aborginal Media A.C. Pitjantjatjara 15 15 Completed Yankunytjatjara Media November 2012 Pilbara and Kimberley 24 0 25/6/13 Aboriginal Media Ngaanyatjarra Media 15 0 25/6/13 Central Australian 20 0 10/12/13 Aboriginal Media AssociationTop End Aboriginal Bush 29 0 10/12/13Broadcasters AssociationPintubi Anmatjere Warlpiri 11 0 10/12/13 (PAW) Media and Communications Torres Strait Islander 14 0 10/12/13 Media Association TOTAL 144 31
  10. 10. Broadband for the Bush
  11. 11. Remote Indigenous Communities
  12. 12. Fibre Optic Cable in Remote Australia (2001)
  13. 13. NBN coverageOptic Fibre FootprintFixed Wireless FootprintSatellite FootprintTransit Links
  14. 14. The Gaps in Remote Australia “A digital divide exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia.” (Finding 2.11, Regional Telecommunications Review 2011-12) High unmet demand for basic telephony services Mobile telephony is the most appropriate form of telecommunications Existing remote fibre networks are not linked into the NBN Very low home internet access and IT equipment Market model of NBN breaks down in remote Australia Latency and asymmetry in NBN satellite solution restricts key applications - health, education, justice, IPTV etc
  15. 15. RTR Key Recommendations Indigenous Communications Program should be expanded, including a trial of wi-fi hotspots using selected community phones. (Rec 2.6) ACMA & DBCDE should report on telecoms in remote Indigenous communities to monitor the digital divide, including data on availability, take-up & usage. (Rec 2.7, 5.1) Co-investment program by Commonwealth/state/territory governments, to expand the mobile coverage footprint in regional Australia. (Rec 3.2) NBN Co should consider community reference groups as a means of gathering local community input and advice on the network rollout. (Rec 4.6) Digital Hubs, Digital Enterprise and Digital Local Government Programs should be expanded into additional remote and regional areas, not just NBN release sites. (Recs 5.2,5.7,5.9)
  16. 16. Other strategies are needed for digital inclusionAccess facilities Training and support Relevant applicationsRelevant content Last-mile delivery Local strategies
  17. 17. Case Study: NgaanyatjarraLands Telecommunications Project
  18. 18. TheBroadband for the Bush AllianceAims:1. To promote and represent remote regions’ digital aspirations and priorities.2. To advocate for best telecommunications infrastructure and services for remote Australian communities, businesses and dwellings.3. To co-ordinate a research network aimed at addressing knowledge gaps in remote communications needs.4. To build capacity of stakeholders to participate in a digital environment.5. To share knowledge and experience.6. To facilitate and support trials/projects/research aimed at achieving improved digital outcomes.
  19. 19. Training and Employment
  20. 20. Remote Media Training & Employment Strategy Radio •Broadcasting Career Pathways •Production NJP, RIMO Staff role, Video/TV •Outside production roles, Broadcast Music •Camera/Sound •Performance TRAINING non-remote media •Writing/Produci (NITV, ABC, NIRS etc) ng •Recording - Accredited ICT •Editing/FX •Business or informal? •Animationchampion, leadership/ mgmt,other orgs/ programs Media INFORMAL Technical IT/Online/ - On-the-job Skills Worker Social Media - Peer learning - Skills workshops/Industry forums - Learning SpacesAccess to (Yes/No?): Language/Cu Radio/TV studio Governance/ lture Internet & IT eqt Admin/Man •Archiving ACCREDITED Mobile / phone age •Translating Appropriate RTOs, Training & support •Performance regional/ localJob-ready workplace Teaching/ delivery, link with tutoring RIMO/employer, relevant courses
  21. 21. The Process of Productive Learning Source: p.95 Kral and Schwab (2012) Learning Spaces: Youth, literacy and new Media in Remote indigenous Australia
  22. 22. National Jobs Package (NJP) Stevens Review Rec 30: Increase the number of positions allocated under the NJP to the Indigenous media sector in regional and remote regions with high demand for such positions. NJP needs review to address following issues:  multi-site delivery (ie- not single workplace);  training allocation does not recognise remote delivery (travel, vehicles, trainer wages and on-costs, training equipment);  Administration& on-costs allocation insufficient;  Needs flexibility (not fixed hours/week) to suit media activity, organisational needs, part-time staff and remote work practice;  High turnover due to low wages & limited career pathways;  Wages not tiered, doesn’t recognise training, skills, experience, or language skills.
  23. 23. Remote Media: Keeping Communities and Culture Strong

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