TV Sarawak Bebas: What is it? TVSB has started this year as a DVD/CD based media to target the vast interior of Sarawak. The content give coverage to urgent/relevant issues in the interior eg land rights struggles, lack of birth certificate,IC, voting rights, lack of basic amenities etc. The aim is to share the information, promote discussion and finding of collective solutions among the interior folks, who have been largely segregated by unmanageable distances between the communities as well as bad/absence of means of transport.
Who is producing TVSB?The entire production-from conducting interviews to video production and packaging, marketing, are largely handled by Sarawakians.
Why support TVSB?If you see the importance of sending more balanced, relevant information to the interior of Sarawak where most (70%) of the State Assembly seats are, then you may want to support this project called TV Sarawak Bebas. This project aim at sending enough DVDs/CDs to the interior where there is a lack of information,or where there is, it tends to be monopolised and bias.
Access to more balanced information is also essential for the communities to make informed decision at the ballot boxes.
How does it work?There are some 5000+ long houses in Sarawak and another 2000+ kampongs in the interior. So to cover even just 60% of the long houses will require some 5000 copies for each circulation, with each long houses being spared 1-2 copies of the DVDs/CDs. But it is practical since most long houses have a few CD/DVD players and TV sets. They become essential information channel or entertainment for the long houses. Except a few very closed minded Tuai Rumah many will welcome more information from outside, especially in the form of CDs/DVDs which are undersatndable by even the illiterate folks. Some DVD/CDs are put on sales to help defray the cost of the production and help sustain the operation.
If you order the TV Sarawak Bebas DVDs you help to subsidise/sponsor/sustain the same DVDs/CDs to be sent to the interior.
How to order: just send RM10.00/copy of the DVDs you want to order to the following account-and a DVD/CD will be sent to your appointed address :
1310029831461064 (BSN Bank)-inclusive of postage within Malaysia. (Please inquire for overseas orders)
Please notify your address, and direct your inquiries,to the email below:
The DVD title up for order now: TVSB #1(46min)
Content: Lawas blockade against SSGP project; Old soldier without IC, Stuck in Limbang, Release of Sebangan 7 & Unsettled problems of Bakun Dam. If you had not come across these recent news in the papers/radios/TVs hurry to get the 1st copy of TVSB to know what happen in the heart of Sarawak!
For a preview of the TVSB#1 go here for a trailer.
From: TV Sarawak Bebas Marketing