Indigenous

Tuesday 8:30am to 9:00am
A program by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Beyond the Bars is Australia’s only live prison broadcast and this year is expanded to involve over 100 Indigenous men and women from the inside sharing stories, songs, opinions and poems from within the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Loddon Prison and Port Phillip Prison.

Australia holds one of the most concentrated corporatised media landscapes in the world, and in the past year we have seen the fruits born of a system that prioritises shareholder return over the needs of the community.

Over the past 12 months 3CR has created extraordinary radio from the grassroots: live coverage from Occupy Melbourne and the Tent Embassy, Visioning Justice,
Tune in to 3CR from 12 -6pm on Thursday January 26th for special broadcasting to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra. Established on the lawns of Old Parliament House in January 1972, the embassy has been a focal point for the struggle for Aboriginal rights. Few Australian political protests can claim to have made an impact as great or as lasting as the Tent Embassy.

On 20 January 1842 Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner - two Indigenous freedom fighters - were executed on the corner of Bowen and Franklin Streets in Melbourne. A quarter of Victoria's white population came in carnival mood to see the killings. Join us on Friday 20 January from 12 noon to 1pm for a live broadcast to commemorate the execution of Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner and to call for the creation of a significant monument on the site they were executed.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Beyond the Bars 8 CD launch on Wednesday 16 November from 6-8pm. Hosted by broadcaster and singer/songwriter Kutcha Edwards, there'll be speakers, performers, as well as light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages.

3CR's Beyond the Bars prison broadcasts received a Commended in the Queensland University's Communication and Social Change Award 2011. The award recognises the use of communication to transform and empower marginalised communities.
Beyond the Bar's Fulham radio program will be broadcast from Federation Square this Thursday evening as part of NAIDOC Week 2011 celebrations.
From 6.30 - 8.30pm on Thursday 7 July the stories, raps, shout-outs and perspectives of the Indigenous men at Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland will be shared with passers-by and visitors to Federation Square.
Be sure to stop and listen in!

Tune in during NAIDOC Week to hear Indigenous men and women in the Victorian prison system join in the community celebrations. As part of the Beyond the Bars project 3CR presents live radio shows from 4 - 8 July.

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