ARDS in the News June 2020
ARDS and Yolŋu Radio have barely been out of the public eye recently, with Australia’s media covering our work on COVID-19 and East Arnhem Live.
Before social distancing was introduced, NITV and SBS visited our Winnellie studio to meet our team putting in long hours to translate and record COVID-19 messages, while the ABC spoke with our star presenter Sylvia Nulpinditj over Zoom.
We thought the media were beating a path to our door over our COVID-19 work but that was nothing compared to East Arnhem Live. National (such as Channel Nine’s Today Show, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, the ABC, SBS and The Guardian) and international media (including the New York Times,NME, and an AFP interview that has been printed everywhere from Yahoo News to Breitbart to Pakistan and everywhere in between) have been talking about Yolŋu Radio and East Arnhem Live, as well as coverage from academic and public sector sources.
Meanwhile, ARDS Chair Gawura Wanambi and long time staff member Joy Bulkanhawuy recently featured in a release from Charles Darwin University (CDU). Both are CDU Yolŋu Studies lecturers and are working with students, providing guidance, cultural authority and education.
Additionally, First Nations Media News ran the story “ARDS Cultural Competency Training Project completed and ready to roll” in December, while the Summer 2019 edition of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators’ magazine AUSIT In Touch contained an article by well-known Djambarrpuyngu interpreter and translator Dr Michael Cooke, featuring our new multilingual dictionary of anatomy app Rumbalpuy Dhäwu.
Photo: ARDS’ Joy Bulkanhawuy (centre) and Gawura Wanambi (right) at Charles Darwin University.