Firing of Indigenous Waves producer at CIUT sends shivers through volunteers

In February, the producer for a program called Indigenous Waves on CIUT was suspended for comments she made on-air about media coverage of two high profile murder trials involving Indigenous youth. Now other volunteers are wondering what they can, and cannot say on the community airwaves.

 

Community radio is often a beacon for community members, and underrepresented groups to have a voice on the airwaves.

But sometimes those voices are censored – and ultimately silenced.

In February, the producer for a program called Indigenous Waves on CIUT was suspended for comments she made on-air about two high profile murder trials and about CIUT and its board or directors.

Now other volunteers are wondering what they can, and cannot say on the community airwaves.

Producer InFocus / Winnipeg

Beverly is a member of the Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation in Manitoba. She has worked in media for over a decade, including broadcast, film and the arts. She joined APTN in January 2017 from Regina, SK where she was a video journalist for CTV and Indigenous Circle.

2 thoughts on “Firing of Indigenous Waves producer at CIUT sends shivers through volunteers

  1. I always enjoyed listening to CUIT because of their honest and revealing commentary. The censorship of members of Indigenous Waves proves that CUIT is the same as many other censored Media Stations. Until the truth of Indigenous culture without prejudice or silencing is permitted I can no longer support or recommend CUIT.

  2. I always enjoyed listening to CUIT because of their honest and revealing commentary. The censorship of members of Indigenous Waves proves that CUIT is the same as many other censored Media Stations. Until the truth of Indigenous culture without prejudice or silencing is permitted I can no longer support or recommend CUIT.

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