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Australia celebrates the 10-year anniversary of indigenous news program

Australia’s trailblazing indigenous TV programme “Living Black” is celebrating a decade of bringing stories of triumph, resilience and tragedy to a national audience.

The country’s longest-running indigenous news and current affairs show has survived tight budgets and management changes to become a beacon of broadcasting in a country where indigenous life can be ignored by the mainstream media.

“It is a unique programme that is filling a void,” said Karla Grant, presenter and executive producer at the Living Black studio in Sydney. “No one else is doing the stories that we do.”

“We are closer to the issue because we may have faced it within our own families. Our programme gives indigenous people a voice right across the country,” she said.

The programme’s small production crew is responsible for 26 episodes each year that aim to give in-depth coverage of social justice, employment, health, and housing issues.

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