Access News / SKATV

Access News was a weekly activist news program which screened on Melbourne’s community television station Channel 31 produced by activist media organisation SKATV. Initially screened simultaneously in the back room at the Builders Arms Hotel, screenings moved to Trades Hall Bar from 1999.

SKATV was a founding organisation of Channel 31 which was set up in 1998. Access News screened for around 8 years.

I was a collective member and member of the committee of management between 1999 – 2002. I learnt an enormous amount from the generous and wonderful filmmakers at SKATV.

I can’t find a website or archive of SKATV or Access News, but will link when I do!

SKATV youtube page.

Access News intro sequence on youtube.

Image: Access News still, Ntennis Davies or Campbell Manderson


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