As we witness the globalisation and commercialisation of the media, the growth of community media is providing an essential counterbalance, often challenging the mainstream. Almost every month digital technologies are providing new opportunities for individuals and groups to produce and distribute their own content.
Our community projects encourage diversity, participation and creativity and enable people to articulate the important issues in their lives, giving them the confidence to address them. We are exploring many different approaches: local TV, digital stories, the large-scale community film, personal testimony, citizen journalism and online publishing.
Rural Media is working in partnership at a national and international level to advocate for access to new communications technology and media skills to be recognised as an essential part of democratic culture.