CAAMA found itself competing for the licence with only one other applicant, Capricornia, the owner of Darwin's NTD-8 television station, which had the backing of the Northern Territory government.
On the issue of access, it is interesting to note that the two existing Indigenous television stations, Warlpiri Media and EVTV, supported the CAAMA bid with reservations.
The effects of isolation on prisoners have also been acknowledged by a number of other Indigenous prisoners' shows, such as the Sunday Night Request Show and the Green Bush Request Show, which both specifically cite overcoming isolation as a program goal (CAAMA, 2007; Minc et al., 2007).
CAAMA 2007, Central Australian Indigenous Media Association website, www.caamaradio.org.
(9.) Programs have included 'Deadly Mob', Out Bush and Gap Youth Centre, Alice Springs; CAAMA
Youth Media project; Ngapartji Ngapartji intergenerational arts project, Alice Springs, Docker River and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands; Carclew Youth Arts APY Lands Project; Warburton Youth Arts Project, Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia; PAW Media and the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation, Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirripi and Lajamanu; the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS) youth programs, Papunya, Kintore and Docker River; and the Martu Media youth media project, Parnngurr, Western Australia.
Here were similar opportunities to those being taken up by regional broadcasters such as CAAMA
in Central Australia.
Jenny began her career as a journalist, and worked for the ABC, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA
), and as a freelancer for newspapers, magazines and radio stations around Australia and internationally.
Shelly Atkins (in 1999) was the first, and is still one of the few, Indigenous women performers to sign with the Indigenous record label, Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA
The work of the music division of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) exemplifies this struggle.
One might counter this criticism by pointing out that the music produced by CAAMA does bear progressive pro-Aboriginal messages.
Yama, E 1999 Pirrinpa, CAAMA
Music, Alice Springs (music CD)
North Tanami Band 1990 Warlpiri Warlpiri People, CAAMA