Posts Tagged ‘alternative media’
The work on setting up an Independent Media Awards for the UK began in earnest this month. We agreed to hold the awards at the Byline Festival on 24 – 27 August and we have begun the hunt for sponsors.
Last week’s announcement from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, that a 2nd phase of The Leveson Inquiry would not be pursued and that some aspects of potential press regulation would be repealed, may not be a huge surprise but it still marks a disappointing “get-out-of-jail” card for the billionaire elite propagandists who have so much power over the government.
Activist video collective, Reel News announced a new website. The UK-based platform presents a wide range of videos focussed on the worldwide pushback against oppression and injustice. In their launch statement, Reels News gives some very telling reasons for the move:
If you have a strong or developing platform, and are looking to grow your income and profile, we want to raise cash for you and support you in other ways including advocacy for the exciting and vital growing sector of independent online journalism.
Tom and Dan reflect on the first season of Media Democracy and the Summer of 2017: Corbyn’s electoral breakthrough and a brief moment of media introspection; Snow, Robinson and Harris; everyone waking up to Facebook; the need to connect media policy with a wider programme of democratisation.
From Spanish and Catalan media to the more than four hundred international journalists: They were all waiting outside the Catalan Parliament for the speech of its president, Carles Puigdemont, in which he could have declared the independence for Catalonia on Tuesday evening.