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‘Getting the message across’ – East Timor broadcasters visit

CBX Magazine, November 2012 Ten broadcasters, from all over East Timor, were recently in Australia for a five-week training program put together by the Australian Pacific Journalism Centre and funded by AusAid through its Australian Leadership Awards program. When Joaquim de Fatima Coutinho first saw the equipment for the radio station he’d agreed to manage … Continue reading

‘Voice of West Papua’ radio show

3CR CRAM guide 2012: It’s 3.30am in Washington DC when Voice of West Papua hits the air in Melbourne, but the show’s founder, Herman Wainggai, rarely misses it. “I’m so excited about this program!’ he says. Herman, one of 43 West Papuan asylum seekers whose arrival in Australia, by outrigger canoe, in 2006 caused a … Continue reading

Loretta O’Brien – making connections at 3CR

3CR CRAM guide 2011 Radio’s always been big in new station manager Loretta O’Brien’s life. She remembers the present that started it all when she was seven. ‘It was a green apple-shaped radio. It was plastic. It probably lasted about three months, but it was like this amazing thing to get a radio. I remember … Continue reading