Complaint sent to the BBC about the bias on the BBC Bristol newsdesk – 26.5.13

This was sent to the BBC via their complaints website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/ “On 25 May there was an anti-Islamic EDL faction march in Bristol, which started in the Kingswood area and turned violent in a pub in Church Road. They were heading to Lawrence Hill and Easton, quite Muslim populated areas of Bristol, before the police

Warning: (Possible) News bias detected on BBC Bristol news desk

Why didn’t the BBC Bristol news desk mention it was an anti-Islamic EDL march that turned violent in Bristol?  If this was an Islamic march, Black people’s march or anti-capitalist protest that turned violent you can bet that would have been mentioned.   What is going on BBC Bristol?  I sure hope you are not

My complaint to the BBC – (Olympics 2012 – the timing of the race and eugenics item)

10 August 2012 I thought the eugenics item before the Usain Bolt race was inappropriate, crass, badly timed, and questionable it its message. Out of all of the sports in the Olympics where white people do well, the one that black people excel in, was analysed from a race perspective in the minutes before the

The irrelevance of The Sun newspaper in today’s British society

Front page of every paper is about the hacking scandal and Sir Paul Stephenson’s resignation as head of the Metropolitan Police Force.   All except The Sun, which has The Beckhams’ baby in a huge photo, with just a tiny mention of this story. In the future The Sun should not dare ever complain about the

The rise of Pirate Radio in the UK [text and theme song]

Extract from ‘History of Community Media – Literature Review Part 1’ – Shawn Sobers (c) 2010 The 1960s saw a new phenomenon arise that changed the landscape of British radio (and arguably long term also television) forever – the advent of offshore pirate radio (Coyer, 2007: 18).  Finding a loophole in the law, repurposed fishing

The multiple faces of Media Literacy

I attended the informative “Your Media, Your Tools” dissemination event at Leicester’s De Montfort University run by the Community Media Association (CMA) last Friday. It included a presentation by Ofcom talking about their media literacy agenda, as well as radio and video groups from across the UK showcasing the results of their involvement in CMA’s

Media Literacy and the Power of Institutions

10 days ago I went to the Houses of Parliament with my comrades Emma Agusita and Cathy Poole, for a seminar discussing Media Literacy, hosted Danny Alexander MP and the Associate Parliamentary Media Literacy Group. After introductions by Danny, Ian Hargreaves (Dir of Ofcom & Researcher at Cardiff Uni), and Peter Packer (Strategy Adviser to