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Our Vision

Transformed communities supported by innovative community-centred media

Our Mission

We equip communities and partners with the skills and resources to support community transformation and well-being through community-centred media

On The Road

Chris

We're a serious lot but we have fun: seen and heard on our travels...


Chris happily interrupted his lunch at the Swagman Roadhouse in the remote town of Mt Magnet Western Australia for this photo. We have appointed Chris our honorary motivational guru!

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...is a not-for-profit incorporated body which works with communities to design, develop and implement a community-centred media response to meet community needs for information, education, social learning, advocacy and entertainment.

We are committed to empowering communities through participatory approaches to use community media well.  We specialise in community-centred radio.

Updates

Disaster Response

hcr is an associate of First Response, a network of radio broadcasters, NGOs and Government partners. Our members have been working in disaster areas since the Tsunami of 2004, providing critical information via radio, as aid.

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Aboriginal Health

 Aboriginal health and media professionals in Western Australia were interviewed for their views of how the mainstream news media could be used more effectively to increase the awareness and understanding of the general population about Aboriginal people and their health.

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People working in the Aboriginal health sector in Western Australia started a process to improve media engagement, to strengthen the Aboriginal health profile and influence public opinion through news media.
Over a period of a year 23 Aboriginal and 17 non-Aboriginal health and media professionals were interviewed for their views of how the mainstream news media could be used more effectively to increase the awareness and understanding of the general population about Aboriginal people and their health.
That information was used to develop a tailored media management and advocacy skills training workshop and mentoring program, for Aboriginal health and related professionals. Exposure to journalists and learning a few media skills improved the Aboriginal health professionals’ understanding of the way the news media work, as well as what they need to do in order to help journalists do their job.
The participation of Aboriginal health and media professionals throughout the Aboriginal Health Communication Project resulted in two toolkits being producedPeople working in the Aboriginal health sector in Western Australia started a process to improve media engagement, to strengthen the Aboriginal health profile and influence public opinion through news media. Over a period of a year 23 Aboriginal and 17 non-Aboriginal health and media professionals were interviewed for their views of how the mainstream news media could be used more effectively to increase the awareness and understanding of the general population about Aboriginal people and their health.

Commendation

hcr has been commended by the Centre for Communication and Social Change for "the courage and extraordinary commitment you have demonstrated to communication for social change," said the Centre. It went on to say, "The Centre commends your contribution to innovative and practical communication that has contributed to grassroots-level sustainable development."

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Day Tour

And if you are travelling to Bali check out the Village Daytour. Read More to find out what you'll experience.

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Student Placements

hcr provides challenging opportunities for students and the academic sector.

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To Think About...

hcr's founder Ross James describes himself as a pracademic: practitioner first, academic second. It reflects his desire to merge practical reality in the field with the academic world. A strong theoretical foundation is only good if it can be put into practice. More

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