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To: MPs, Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull
Save Community TV
Dear Prime Minister,
Malcolm Turnbull has made a decision to disallow Community TV networks, like C31 in Melbourne, to continue broadcasting beyond 2015. Please reverse this decision. Community TV networks are one of the very few real-world training environments for new actors, emerging content producers and directors, TV writers, and tertiary students studying media. Worse, these community networks receive NO Government funding - so it's not even a budget issue. Malcolm's view that the Internet should replace Community TV really highlights that he doesn't understand the role that Community TV plays in skilling people that then move into commercial networks.
Why is this important?
- Cost the Government nothing. They don't receive Government funding.
- Provide platforms for content producers to offer a local voice.
- Train and skill media staff and students - both in technically running TV networks, but also the creation of content suitable for TV.
- Launch actor careers, such as Rove McManus, who began on C31 Melbourne.
Please get behind this campaign to save Community TV.