Discussion on the establishment of a community radio station in Bougainville started in the early 2000’s. It was decided to name the station New Dawn FM to mark the optimism about the future of Bougainville following the civil war. The initial mission of the station was to address post-conflict nation building, rehabilitation and peace, including acting as a forum for the debate on independence. The station finally came on air in 2008 with assistance from UNESCO and the German Government. In their work to increase Bougainvilleans’ understanding of the Peace Agreement and forthcoming referendum, New Dawn has been working to expand into other forms of mass communications including short news stories and documentaries. While New Dawn released a number of documentaries in 2015, this was primarily done with the assistance of a short-term British volunteer. New Dawn has been granted some equipment to film documentaries and short films but technical training in the use of equipment and production of films is needed.