Beyond the Bars 4: NAIDOC Week 2007

Beyond the Bars 4: NAIDOC Week 2007
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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Beyond The Bars is one of the most unique radio shows to be broadcast in Australia.

During every NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week since 2002, Melbourne-based community station 3CR has presented a live broadcast at a Victorian prison. These shows feature music, poetry and discussions from a broad range of prisoners.

The shows have been made available on compact disc throughout the years and this clip is from the 2007 CD. It features a heartfelt poem written and read by an inmate, Tubsy. Although he acknowledges they find themselves in prison, there is also a positive message to be felt with the possible rebirth of the inmates.

This is an example of community radio directly communicating to and within a maligned community.


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