Journal article

The role of community language radio for understanding creativity and wellbeing in migrant communities in Australia

Amanda Krause, Anya Lloyd-Smith, John Hajek

International Journal of Wellbeing | International Journal of Wellbeing | Published : 2020

Abstract

Community radio—and community language radio specifically—occupies an important place in Australia’s multicultural landscape. Members of many language communities arriving in Australia have been denied important opportunities in their home countries including outlets for self-representation and public creativity in their languages. Within Australia, radio provides an accessible means of creative expression, provides vital social connection for community members of all ages and generations, and supports social cohesion on a wider scale. This article explores how community language radio in Australia can play a critical role in supporting the wellbeing of both individuals and communities by pr..

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