We are pleased to welcome ACMI, First Nations Media Australia, and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) to AMLA. These organisations will provide invaluable experience and insights to the discussions of media literacy which AMLA leads.
ACMI (formerly known as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image) explores the power of media and culture on screen – fostering the next generation of makers, players and watchers. ACMI’s exhibitions, screenings, commissions, festivals, and industry and education programs reveal the stories, technologies and artists that create our shared screen culture.
First Nations Media Australia is the peak body for First Nations not-for-profit broadcasting, media and communications. Committed to the development of the industry, First Nations Media Australia provides forums, networks and resources to support First Nations media organisations and workers to upskill and build their capacity. First Nations Media Australia continues to advocate for digital inclusion and access to relevant media services in its communities nationally.
For more than 45 years, SBS has reflected and explored the evolving diversity of Australia, investing in initiatives to deepen its connections with communities, sharing their stories and giving a voice to those often unheard, with the aim of increasing understanding and respect of the differences that make up society today. Its content, services and engagement with communities help enable all Australians to feel included and to contribute to Australia’s prosperity.
Annabel Astbury, Chair of AMLA noted: “Having the calibre of these highly respected public institutions join the Australian Media Literacy Alliance will only strengthen our work as we advocate for media literacy for all Australians.We look forward to building on the extensive work we have en train with these organisations who are deeply respected in the community.”