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Victoria backs ethnic media

Victoria backs ethnic media

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian government has placed multicultural media high on their agenda, allocating $450,000 for a new grants program that will help media organsiations upgrade their equipment.Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott said the funding is “great news” for multicultural media. “It’s an example of the value we place on our multicultural society, and the importance of all our communities to be able to access news and information,” he said.With close to 150 print, radio, television and digital media outlets across the state, the funding will help to maintain and enhance existing services, whilst also extending their reach.“Our diverse society is Victoria’s greatest strength, and the Andrews’ Labor Government will do whatever we can to support Victorian communities,” Mr Scott said. According to the 2011 Census, 1.2 million Victorians spoke a language other than English, with approximately 210,000 Victorians relying on ethnic media as their primary source of news and information.Applications for the Multicultural Media Grants Program close on Sunday 30 August. Visit www.multicultural.vic.gov.aulast_img read more