Kriol Kitchen coming soon to NITV

Premieres Wednesday 2 April at 8.00pm on NITV (Channel 34 Free to Air)

Get your mud shoes out and crab hooks on because sisters Ali and Mitch Torres are cooking up the fresh tastes of Kriol cuisine accompanied by a yarn or two on the latest food show around: Kriol Kitchen premiering 2 April on NITV.

The sisters invite special guests to divulge recipes inspired by their rich Kriol lineage in the culturally diverse northern part of Australia, a melting pot of Aboriginal Australian, Malaysia, China, Japan and the Philippines influences.

Promo produced by NITV’s Adam Manovic

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March 20, 2014 · 11:30

Colour Theory 2 on NITV

Indigenous Creativity Set for Spotlight as Second Series Gears Up for TV Screens.

A sensory feast of storytelling and Indigenous creativity has hit small screen with the second series of COLOUR THEORY on NITV (Channel 34 Free to Air), airing every Wednesday from 5 March 2014 at 8pm as part of its autumn program line-up.

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Art and culture come together in this four part series that goes behind the scenes into the communities of some of the new faces on the Indigenous art landscape to find out what makes them tick.

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NITV :: 2014 Program Highlights

NITV current affairs flagship Awaken with (left to right) Te Anga Nathan, Tanya Denning and Stan Grant

NITV current affairs flagship Awaken with (left to right) Te Anga Nathan, Tanya Denning and Stan Grant

2014 NITV Program Highlights

This year NITV presents you with another leading edge programming schedule for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, from its current affairs flagship “Awaken” and the Australian premiere of biting satire “The Boondocks” to drama series “Hard Rock Medical” and “Marngrook Footy Show”. Check it out here.

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January 20, 2014 · 11:30

Anuradha Koirala: Stopping sex trafficking

Andrea Booth | Contributor | The Jakarta Post | Human rights | Nepal

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Anuradha Koirala (left) looks on at her support group for former sex slaves in Nepal with anti-sex working advocate Demi Moore. Photo courtesy of CNN

The lucrative sex trafficking industry is facing resistance from Nepal-based Anuradha Koirala, the founder of support group Maiti Nepal, and she is hopeful the industry can grind to a halt.

“You have to think positive about this, we have to believe in it,” she told The Jakarta Post.

The recently aired CNN documentary, Nepal’s Stolen Children, features the work of Maiti Nepal, based in Kathmandu, providing more insight into how the trade works and the group’s attempts to counter the business, colored by the star power and theatrics of Hollywood actor and anti-sex trafficking advocate Demi Moore.

Read the full story at The Jakarta Post here.
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Traditional knowledge fuels climate change adaptation in Ghana – study

Julie Mollins with additional reporting by Andrea Booth | Contributor | Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet | Traditional knowledge |Ghana

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Indigenous people have have developed a wide array of disaster preparedness strategies that could be adopted in modern climate adaptation efforts. Carsten ten Brink

BOGOR, Indonesia (26 September, 2013) – Strategies used by indigenous rural people to help predict disasters and mitigate the effects of climate change could be deployed to design large-scale global adaptation efforts, the authors of a study of rural communities in Ghana’s Offin River Basin have said.

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Powerful film, posters spark dialogue over future of local forests

Andrea Booth | Contributor | Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet | April 25 2013 | Forests | Indonesia

A study that aimed to protect the interests of forest dwellers by measuring the value of biodiversity and improving communications with policymakers has had a profound impact due to an innovative public awareness campaign, scientists have said.

The Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment (MLA) was launched in 2000 by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in the remote Malinau area of Borneo’s East Kalimantan province and has since been used elsewhere in Indonesia as well as in Bolivia, Philippines, Vietnam and several African countries.

Read full article on Thomson Reuters Foundation’s AlertNet

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Organisations join forces to fight for forest communities


Andrea Booth | Contributor | Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet | March 6 2013 | War and conflict | Nepal and Guatemala

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Forest-based social movements possess a unique power in forming alliances with local government, conservationists, the timber industry and agricultural concessionaires. Nagarjun Kandukuru

Organisations working collectively in Guatemala and Nepal are succeeding in giving a voice to people living in and around forests, experts say. They are also showing a willingness to challenge state laws and force authorities to be more accountable when managing the country’s dwindling natural resources.

Though the dynamics of community-level institutions have been well documented, second-level organisations, as they are called, have received far less attention.

Read full article on Thomson Reuters Foundation’s AlertNet

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