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Former community broadcaster nominated for international award

Tuesday 20 September, 2016
Rachel Maher, a former Melbourne community broadcaster, and previous CBF board member has been nominated in Prix Italia - an international Italian television, radio broadcasting website award, for her documentary on Ebola, The City That Doesn't Touch.

Working in West Africa during the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus, Rachel was struck by the frightening parallels with Albert Camus’ novel "The Plague".

New CBF board announced

Wednesday 22 June, 2016

The CBF has announced its new board with appointments commencing on July 1st
The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance, operation and strategic development of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
The Foundation is the major funding body for community radio, receiving funds from government to distribute as grants in the community broadcasting sector.

Where there's a will...

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

The Community Broadcasting Foundation has begun a long term strategy to increase funding to the sector from bequests.

At launches in Sydney and Melbourne, CBF President Peter Batchelor extended an invitation to broadcasters and listeners to remember community broadcasting in their wills.

"Community broadcasting represents the Australia we want our kids to have - where access, diversity, independence, localism, social justice and multiculturalism are celebrated.

NEMBC calls for clarity in public statements

Friday 01 April, 2016

The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) has called for honesty in the dispute over the Community Broadcasting Foundation’s "radical changes" to its funding and governance model.

The call is due to the CBAA's recent statements claiming that broadcasters are united in support of the CBF’s changes.

"This is clearly not the case," says the NEMBC.

NEMBC President Dr Tangi Steen says: 

Community Broadcasting sector bodies state their support for CBF changes

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Following on from our recent reports about the continuing dispute between the NEMBC and the CBF, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and others in the community broadcasting sector have come out to openly support the changes that have been proposed for the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF). 

'Broad opposition to the CBF changes' says NEMBC

Thursday 24 March, 2016

The dispute between the NEMBC and the CBF about the funding body's new directions continues.

An open letter from NEMBC accuses CBF of being "misleading"

Wednesday 23 March, 2016

The NEMBC has written an open letter to the CBF accusing them of being misleading about ethnic funding.

NEMBC concerns labelled "speculative scaremongering"

Friday 11 March, 2016

The CBF has responded to claims made by the NEMBC that its new governance and structural model will have a serious impact on ethnic community broadcasters, labelling the concerns  "speculative scaremongering".
The Community Broadcasting Foundation earlier announced the finalisation of its new governance and structural model, despite opposition, with the release of its final report.

Report released on changes to the CBF

Wednesday 09 March, 2016

A final report has been released on changes to the community broadcasting funding body, the CBF.

NEMBC rejects proposed CBF changes, calls for direct funding of Ethnic Broadcasters

Thursday 10 December, 2015

The dispute between the Community Broadcasting Foundaton and the National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council is continuing, with a resultion passed at the recent NEMBC National Conference unanimously rejecting the CBF governance and structure review proposals. 
The NEMBC believes that the CBF’s “undemocratic proposals threaten the viability of ethnic funding and the unity of Ethnic Broadcasters.”


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