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Prestigious Human Rights Award Won
by Ethnic Community Broadcasters
The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) on behalf of ethnic community broadcasters around Australia has won the prestigious Human Rights Commission’s: Racism. It Stops With Me Award.
5EBI103.1fm and ethnic broadcasters contributed to the Award because of the major contribution that ethnic language radio programs play at the station.
The NEMBC is deeply honoured to accept this award and acknowledges its President Dr. Tangikina Steen, the NEMBC board members and staff for their work in supporting ethnic community broadcasters.
Russell Anderson CEO of the NEMBC at the Acceptance Speech said “This award is for the more than 4,000 volunteer ethnic community broadcasters that on a daily basis produce radio programs around Australia and for those individuals that developed ethnic community broadcasting to help to combat racism, build multiculturalism and create social cohesion.
Every person involved will be proud of this achievement especially for all those people that have developed ethnic community broadcasting over the last 30 years”.
Ethnic community broadcasting and indeed community broadcasting in Australia is unique. Nowhere else in the world is there such a depth, breadth and diversity of community media. News and information delivered on a local level to communities in cities and regional areas. So many individuals and communities produce their programs on a daily basis making community radio so ubiquitous that it has become part of our daily lives and part of the media landscape.”
The NEMBC is the peak body representing and advocating for ethnic community broadcasting and represents a vast institution: 2,000 hours of language programs produced each week on 100 radio stations in over 110 different languages” said Mr Anderson.
For Interviews contact Russell Anderson the CEO of the NEMBC, 03 9486 9549.