News and Events
Fahmi Reza will come and present his video which tells us about the greatest political demonstration in the history of Malaysia.
Join Friends of the Earth Melbourne Real Food group for a night of food film, hot soup and discussion. Feature Film ‘Think Global Eat Local’, a film celebrating & exploring local food systems, using 15 years of footage over 15 countries.
Join Friends of the Earth Melbourne Real Food group for a night of food film, hot soup and discussion. Feature Film ‘Fresh’ celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people who are re-inventing our food system.
Join Friends of the Earth Melbourne Real Food group for a night of food film, hot soup and discussion. Feature Film ‘Homegrown’ follows a family who run a small quarter acre organic urban farm where they harvest over 2,700 kilograms of produce.
EngageMedia held a successful skills building session in Kampung Halaman Jogkarta on the 22-24 June. Participants shared their skills in online video distribution. As part of our Asia Network program, EngageMedia is delivers a number of 'Skills Building Partnerships' to activist and community groups in Asia-Pacific to assist them in distributing their videos.
Join us in the New Media and 2010 Election event!
Al Jazeera has bowed to Indonesian pressure not to screen the West Papua documentary 'Pride of Warriors. The film, which voiced West Papuan perspectives of the Indonesian military presence and human rights abuses, was due to be screen on Al Jazeera English channel on Thursday night at 6:30pm.
Celebration SFD Worldwide, for this year from Region IX Philippines the Computer Professionals Union, Mindanao Open Source Society together with the STI College Zamboanga will be organizing and hosting the SFD on Region IX.
The war on creativity asks young artists to respond to the effects of gentrification in their cities and neighbourhoods. Make a film in 3m or less that responds to these issues, first prize $3000!
EngageMedia was in attendance at the Open Video Conference in New York city on June 19-21.
Pacific climate change activists and ambassadors began meetings on Sunday 21 June in the lead up to the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Copenhagen later on in the year. The meetings began in Cook Islands and will continue on for a month throughout the Pacific also documenting climate change in places such as Samoa and Vanuatu. Leaders on climate change will be meeting with the global NGO Greenpeace and other travellers aboard the Esperanza such as Oscar nominated star of Whale Rider, Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Indigenous men and women currently in Victorian prisons will have a public voice during NAIDOC Week, 5 - 12 July.
Indigenous men and women currently in Victorian prisons will have a public voice during NAIDOC Week, 5 - 12 July. 3CR Community Radio Station, Melbourne, presents four prison broadcasts as part of a week of on air NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) celebrations. Please find a Press Release and flyer for the broadcasts attached
On Saturday 20th June supporters of Aboriginal rights in Melbourne will be marking the two-year anniversary of the Northern Territory intervention with a solidarity rally in the CBD, followed by a public meeting at Trades Hall. The events will feature live music and a range of speakers, including a woman from the Alice Springs town camps. I'm coordinating a group of people to film this event and upload online soon-ish after the rally. I would need people with filming equipment/audio/photography... If anyone out there is able to help out on this day... email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Sheryl
Environmental activists are still struggling in a legal battle against the timber giant Gunns that has been going on over four years now. Gunns have been been suing the remaining 14 activists from the original 20 over their anti-logging protests citing their activities as damaging to the company
On Saturday 13th June 2009 there were rallies in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart on the same day as part of an initiative by Australia's Climate Action Summit in February 2009 when over 140 climate action groups came together. The rallies are our chance to secure strong global action to cut emissions in time to avoid catastrophic climate change. In December 2009, governments of the world will meet in Copenhagen to forge a critical new global climate change agreement in the lead-up to this we will be calling for 100% renewable energy by 2020 and Australia to lead the way in combating climate change.
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World Environment Day June 5, 2009 Documentary movie premiere in Melbourne: Uranium – is it a country? Start the Journey from Australia’s Uranium Mines to Europe’s Power Plants in Melbourne at RMIT’s Casey Plaza Theatre on the 5th of June 6:30- 8:30 pm (RMIT City, Building 10, Bowen Street, enter La Trobe Street) Speakers: Ruth Schaldach (German Movie Maker), Dave Sweeney (ACF), Friends of the Earth
EngageMedia successfully hosted another video distribution workshop in Jakarta a week ago on the 23-24th May. Twelve people attended and over the two days explored the ways and means of how video makers all over the world are distributing their videos through the online world. Its important for people to put out their own stories on social and environmental issues so the world sees more than what the news agencies put out. There are millions of stories out there and EngageMedia helps give people the tools and knowledge to put these stories out.
The long running community TV station in Melbourne C31 is still being denied the opportunity by the Rudd government to broadcast in digital. C31 does not receive any government funding and to ensure long term survival must be given the opportunity to simulcast now. The government is running a $140million campaign to encourage the Australian public to switch to digital and with 80% of its funding coming from sponsorship and revenue C31 should be given one of the three channels left of the digital spectrum in Melbourne. C31 provides a platform for the community to communicate and is the largest broadcaster of local content in Australia.