The Australian community radio sector is the longest and most established in the world. It emerged more than 40 years ago as part of a global social movement for media democratization and now represents over 450 stations, many of which are outside of metropolitan areas. In this presentation, “Media From the Australian Margins: A Snapshot of Radical Community Radio”, Dr. Anderson shows examples of radical community radio practices, which despite an overall institutionalization of the sector, still push against the mainstream and create spaces for marginalized voices.
Dr. Anderson is a journalism lecturer at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. She has been a community radio practitioner for nearly 25 years, mostly in Brisbane at radio station 4ZZZ, where she has worked and volunteered as a program producer as well as presenter, journalist, project coordinator and board member.