Episodes
Internet access might be something city dwellers take for granted. In town camps and remote communities across Australia, just sending an email isn't always straight forward.
Published 08/27/21
Information spreads quickly online and so does misinformation. The early days of the internet were an optimistic time but today people talk more about fake news than the information superhighway. Online misinformation touches every community; in this episode we look at the way it spreads in indigenous communities and how a history of colonisation makes the problem worse. In this episode you heard from: Jordan Tina Ngata Deen Sanders Music prior to credits: We Have Survived performed by...
Published 07/15/21
Published 03/23/21
Published 03/09/21
Indigenous Australians are losing tens of millions of dollars to scammers every year. In this episode, we travel around the country to look at how online scams are being targeted to remote communities, and trace their story back beyond social media. Disconnect is a podcast about the internet in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. Produced by RMIT University, led by Ellie Rennie, Indigo Holcombe-James and Tyson Yunkaporta, with producer James Milsom, Disconnect was funded by Telstra as...
Published 07/21/19
If you've driven through the Northern Territory lately you may have seen these structures, always in places where there is no mobile phone reception. No reception, that is, until you rest your phone on one of these bush hotspots. Disconnect is a podcast about the internet in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. Produced by RMIT University, led by Ellie Rennie, Indigo Holcombe-James and Tyson Yunkaporta, with producer James Milsom, Disconnect was funded by Telstra as an action within...
Published 07/21/19
When you live in a place with mobile phone reception you can switch off your device, but the network stays on. But what if you wanted the whole thing switched off? In some remote Australian communities, it can be. Disconnect is a podcast about the internet in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. Produced by RMIT University, led by Ellie Rennie, Indigo Holcombe-James and Tyson Yunkaporta, with producer James Milsom, Disconnect was funded by Telstra as an action within their...
Published 07/21/19
In some Aboriginal cultures, when someone passes away, their name and image should not be spoken or seen, let alone shared online. In this episode we discuss the topic of death, and how customs surrounding death are being challenged by social media and internet use. Disconnect is a podcast about the internet in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. Produced by RMIT University, led by Ellie Rennie, Indigo Holcombe-James and Tyson Yunkaporta, with producer James Milsom, Disconnect was...
Published 07/21/19
Published 07/21/19
In this episode we discuss conflict arising on social media, including the spread of fight videos in remote communities and privacy problems arising from the sharing of devices. We'd like to thank the youth forum participants, and Papulu Apparr-Kari for inviting us along. Thanks also to Lesley Acres and the State Library of Queensland, which is working with Telstra to improve digital literacy and cyber safety in that region - and to Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor from QUT. This podcast...
Published 07/19/19