Community Radio - SYN Media

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The Victorian Government is committed to providing young people in Victoria with more opportunities to have their voice heard. Community radio is a great avenue for young people to express themselves and share their views.

SYN Media (new window) is a youth-run media organisation that provides training and peer mentoring for young people to produce radio and television programs and capacity building activities for young volunteers who perform management and operational roles at SYN.

On 18 February 2015, during an interview on SYN FM, the Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos MP, announced a new four-year $400,000 funding partnership with SYN Media.

This new level of funding will enable SYN to expand their current program delivery model and provide young people from across Victoria with the opportunity to develop skills and career pathways in radio broadcasting, multi-platform screen content and digital media. 

The new program will include a radio broadcasting mentoring initiative and training workshops for staff and young people volunteering at community radio stations. These workshops will cover areas such as technical production, radio content development training and best practice youth participation for radio broadcasting. 

The new and enhanced SYN Media Community Radio program will provide an opportunity to increase young people’s participation in radio broadcasting, not only in metropolitan Melbourne, but across rural and regional Victoria.

The Victorian Government is pleased to provide funding to SYN Media to allow them to continue working with and training young people in media production.

For more abut SYN Media, check out www.syn.org.au (new window).