International Students on Air

SYN Media welcomed a great bunch of young women to the community as part of the International Students on Air program.

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SYN is a media organisation run by a community of young people that provides training and broadcast opportunities for young Australians. SYN offers young people aged 12-25 the skills and platforms to be creators, not just consumers, of media

In 2014 we’re holding free radio training for International Students (12-25) who are living in the City of Melbourne.

The group will host your a dedicated show on SYN Radio Season 4, 2014.

The training includes:

– Weekly radio show LIVE on SYN Radio for a full SYN season
– Training in radio and media skills (Held in an intensive weekend format)
– Content Development Training and support.
– A complimentary SYN Membership and support for a full year.

Training will be held on September 20, 21 and October 4, 2014 from 11am – 4pm.

Questions? Email diversity@syn.org.au or call 03 9925 4747
Supported by the City of Melbourne.

Multifaith Perspectives – September 2014.

SYN Multifaith Perspectives Program

This weekend young people of diverse faith backgrounds enjoyed a two day intensive radio training workshop as part of the Multifaith Perspectives Program that will see an exciting new radio show on air in season 4 (October- December 2014)

The project’s aim is to provide free radio and media training AND the opportunity to promote understanding and acceptance in the community on a live radio show produced and presented by young people of diverse faith.

Participants receive:

– free radio and media training

– The opportunity to be part of a weekly radio program Saturday afternoons on SYN Radio

– producing and presenting content of their choice.

– 1 year SYN membership and support

– A chance to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun as part of the SYN community

With no prior radio experience necessary, this is a great opportunity for young people of diverse faith to be heard.

This project is supported by funding from the Victorian Multicultural Commission under their “Promoting Harmony – Multifaith/Interfaith Grants”

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Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email Diversity Programming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.
03 9925 4192
diversity@syn.org.au

Youth Media Diversity Partnerships

This weekend SYN Media held the first radio intensive training day as part of the Youth Media Diversity Partnership program with the support Helen McPherson Smith Trust.

Day 1 was stimulating and included the bi-monthly gathering of the I CAN Network at the House of SYN.

The aims of the program are to:
1) Provide media skills, opportunity and platforms to young people from under-represented youth disability groups.

2) Develop a Disability Action Plan and entrench long term partnerships with disability organisations so SYN can be accessible and open to young people with disabilities.

Though this project SYN Media will work with a range of youth groups and disability organisations includings the ICAN Network to develop resources that are suitable for young people with a range of disabilities.

Examples of potential resources include audio versions of training manuals, large print educational materials and captioned training videos. In collaboration with our partners we will also develop a long-term Disability Action Plan, which will ensure the outcomes of this project are sustainable and can be adopted by the organisation more broadly.

The youth groups or organisations that we collaborate with for this project will each receive:
– Two days of tailored intensive radio and media training to build their skills as radio presenters, producers and content makers.
– One day of content development training to assist the group to devise and prepare their own unique radio program.
– The in-studio support of a SYN trainer for a full SYN live radio season of 10-12 weeks.
– A year’s SYN membership for each participant.

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Cultural Partnerships Program July 2014

Participants from Western Young Peoples Independent Network WYPIN and Cultural Infusion came together at SYN to take part in intensive radio training workshops before starting their own show on SYN 90.7 FM. Tune in on Saturdays at 11am. You can hear the first show here! [audio YouthPioneers_SYN907_19072014_11am.mp3]

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SYN runs tailored radio/media training programs to support youth organisations and community groups from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

The Cultural Partnerships program offered 3 free scholarships to cultural groups or organisations working with young people aged 12-25 in 2014.

The FREE scholarship training package includes:
– Your own radio show LIVE on SYN Radio for a full SYN season
– Training in radio and media skills (Held in an intensive weekend format and formed in consultation with your group)
– Content Development Training and support.
– Complimentary SYN Memberships and support for a full year.

Funded by the Australian Government Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (or the Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants). For more information, visit http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia

WYPIN is a youth-led organisation comprised of young people of diverse backgrounds based in the western region of Melbourne. WYPIN’s Committee of Management is comprised of 12-25 year old young people.  At its core, WYPIN is a youth empowerment, youth advocacy group.

Cultural Infusion is dedicated to promoting equality, social justice and encouraging a broader understanding of culture across our community for the benefit of all. Over the past six years we have worked with diverse tools to enable the greatest number of  people possible to experience vibrant cultural and inter-cultural arts and social initiatives.

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Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email Diversity Programming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.
03 9925 4192
diversity@syn.org.au

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Raise the Platform 21 June 2014 – community access

The crew of Raise the Platform have conducted some great interviews since first going to air on SYN in July 2013.

Here is another … a chat with Kathryn Beaton about her Guide Dog, Zeke.

Zeke has a Facebook page here (of course!) and you can stay up to date with the Jazzy the Adventure Chair here too!

Raise the Platform is a seasonal program at SYN Media that began as Diversity Program with the support of YDAS

Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email DiversityProgramming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.

03 9925 4192

diversity@syn.org.au

Diversity Programming on SYN Media

Season 2 is well under way and the crews from Mayibuye and Wanderlust Melbourne are having a great time on air with just a few weeks left of their program for 2014.  Each Saturday morning is filled with dance, politics, humour and music as the shows presenters share their view on life in Melbourne.  Tune in to 90.7FM from 10am to hear more.

We’re really looking forward to hearing what the members of the teams do next at SYN Media.

We will have some flash new pics to show off soon, after the in-studio shoot by Finbar O’Mallon at the weekend.  Watch this space.

In the meantime, here is a photo of the photographer taking photos!

Diversity Programming at SYN Media.

Diversity Programming at SYN Media.

 

 

And links to the the latest podcasts from Mayibuye and Wanderlust Melbourne.

Thanks to the City of Melbourne for supporting the International Students Perspectives program and the Department of Human Services for support of the Cultural Partnerships Program at SYN Media.

 

Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email DiversityProgramming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.

03 9925 4192

diversity@syn.org.au

International Student Perspectives on SYN 90.7FM

Wanderlust Melbourne is a SYN radio program for young International students living in Melbourne.  The program aims to represent the international student body and share experiences on everyday situations and crisis’.  

The fantastic crew of Sakshi, Elesha, Tracy, Maria & Vrinda aired the first episode of Wanderlust Melbourne on Saturday 3 May 2014.  You can here the show here 

Wanderlust Melbourne extends a warm welcome “come take the window seat on the international student perspective in Melbourne.”

The project is supported by the City of Melbourne.

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Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email DiversityProgramming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.

03 9925 4192

diversity@syn.org.au