Message Stick: Something to Celebrate – A celebration of the Indigenous news and culture program's 10th birthday, including highlights from the last decade and a birthday party featuring well-known performers filmed in front of a live studio audience. ABC1, Friday, August 14, 6pm.
Dateline – Sophie McNeill travels to Afghanistan to look at the efforts by women there to fight against the harsh rule of the Taliban. SBS1, Sunday, August 16, 8.30pm.
Talking Heads: Jack Mundey – Features Australian union and environmental activist, Jack Mundey, who forged a reputation as leader of the Builders' Labourers Federation and as figurehead for the famous 'green bans'. ABC1, Monday, August 17, 6.30pm.
Tales from a Suitcase – Both from the Hazara tribe in Afghanistan, Khadem Nori and Shafiq Monis, following persecution by the Taliban, spent treacherous days and nights on a boat to Australia and almost a year together in Woomera Detention Centre before being released on Temporary Protection Visas. SBS1, Tuesday, August 18, 2.30pm.
50 Years of Indigenous TV – A look at the television being made about Aboriginal people by non-Aborigines and the birth of the Aboriginal Programs Unit within the ABC, which produces programs such as Blackout and Message Stick. ABC1, Thursday, August 20, 2.40am.