Multicultural media funding

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Victorians, including those in Sunbury and Macedon Ranges will receive support to tell their stories through the state’s vibrant multicultural media outlets.

The state government said it is recognising these outlets’ critical role in building social cohesion and providing a trusted and reliable source of news and information to Victoria’s diverse, multicultural communities.

Multicultural Affairs Minister Ingrid Stitt announced 40 media outlets across Victoria are set to benefit from the latest round of the Multicultural Media Grants program.

“We continue to support the future of multicultural media and this funding will boost the capabilities of media outlets that represent the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Victorian community,” Ms Stitt said.

“This funding demonstrates the essential role that multicultural media has in connecting our state’s diverse communities, in telling the stories that matter, and ensuring accurate news and information is accessible to all Victorians.”

Grants of up to $25,000 will support production and publication of content, the purchase of equipment and the training or development of journalists at multicultural outlets.

The state government said successful organisations represent a broad spectrum of media platforms across both regional Victoria and Melbourne- with 40 different ethnicities represented.