Today ABC News TV and radio channels will feature women as part of the broadcaster’s International Women’s Day celebrations.
An all or majority women lineup is presenting all key news and current programs on the day and across capital city networks, RN and Radio Australia (including Pacific Beat and Wantok programs). Classic FM will feature 24 hours of all women composers and an all-women lineup.
Meanwhile, the ABC has announced a new cadetship scheme encouraging women to enter the film and television industry as part of its support for International Women’s Day and the #PressforProgress campaign.
The 12-month Your Time cadetships are supported by Screen Australia and are aimed at women who want to develop screen skills, especially in the fields of camera, sound, directing and other craft skills roles where women are historically under-represented.
The Your Time cadetship scheme is one way the ABC is supporting International Women’s Day on Thursday March 8. The ABC will also promote IWD 2018 across its platforms with specialist programming and guest presenters, highlighting the contribution of broadcasters, program makers and women behind the scenes throughout the organisation.