Prison radio exec Phil Maguire headlines 2018 CBAA conference

Staff Writer

The Community Broadcasting Association Australia (CBAA) has announced the keynote speaker for its 2018 conference – Prison Radio Association’s Phil Maguire.

The conference will see community radio take centre stage, and the Prison Radio Association’s chief executive will share insights onto the award-winning service.

Maguire has been at the front of the UK’s Prison Radio Association since 2006, which supports the world’s first and only national radio station for prisoners.

He’ll cover the following topics as he shares what he’s learnt from building the service that specialises in creating media to transform lives and reduce crime:

  • IMPACT: producing life-changing content without compromising on quality.
  • SOLUTIONS: the power of Solution Focussed Journalism.
  • VOICES: the central role of the ‘expert citizen’.
  • EMPOWERMENT: giving a platform to those in the margins.
  • PARTNERSHIPS: the potential of creating powerful partnerships.
  • COMMUNITY: building trust, developing relationships, growing an audience.

He’ll also be shining the spotlight on local Australian prison radio programming.

Attendees will also be able to go to a workshop with prison radio specialists Dr Charlotte Bedford and Dr Heather Anderson, who’ll provide a forum for discussion on the benefits and challenges of working within different correctional jurisdictions, the ways in which stations are producing prison-related content and how interested stations can get involved in the process.

The CBAA Conference will take place from 8 – 10 November on the Gold Coast, with registration, open now.

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