The Potential Diversity of Things We Call TV
Indigenous Community Television, Self determination and NITV
Featherstone, D. & Rennie, E. (2008) 'The Potential Diversity of Things We Call TV: Indigenous Community Television, Self determination and NITV'. Media International Australia, No.129 - November 2008
'The National Indigenous Television (NITV) service was launched in July 2007. NITV’s public service broadcasting model has arrived after two decades of successful community-based enterprise. Indigenous groups, guided by policies of self-determination, developed a robust grassroots media system based on community ownership and regional collaboration. The arrival of NITV raised important questions for the sector. Can locally sourced content provide the levels of leadership and national unity achieved by public service media during the broadcast era? How can Indigenous media play a greater role in the Australian public sphere? Can locally controlled media offer national narratives? ….'
Daniel Featherstone, at the time of writing this article was the Media Coordinator of Ngaanyatjarra Media.
Ellie Rennie is currently an ARC Future Fellow and Principal Research Fellow in RMIT's Digital Ethnography Research Centre.