Continuing a Croakey series on the digital revolution and health….

As mentioned in a recent post, the online revolution is creating new opportunities for telling the stories of those who haven’t always had a fair deal from the mass media.

The post prompted public health blogger Kishan Kariippanon to send details of this innovative project in the NT that is “giving Indigenous communities a chance to tell their stories in their own way”.

The NT Mobile Journalism project is funded by the Federal Government. The concept was developed by Ivo Burum of Burum Media Pty Ltd. Burum is also involved in a similar project for school students, MySchool Mojo.

For the NT project, 11 people from six communities were chosen by a process that involved local elders, existing media centres and outlets and Government Business Managers and Indigenous Engagement Officers.

The “Mojos”, and support people chosen to accompany them, attended a week-long intensive training course at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in Batchelor, where they were taught basic journalistic skills and technical skills to shoot, edit and upload their stories to the NT Mojos website.

The site features eight videos uploaded in April. Hopefully there will be more to come…

You can get a sense of the Mojos from this clip.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tohs6T0MUA[/youtube]

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Previous posts in this Croakey series on social media and health:

How primary health care can harness the digital revolution

Some reflections on social media and primary health care

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