Community Media Association launches Arts Strategy – 2010-2012

Last year I was consulted for a report commissioned by the Community Media Association (CMA), that they published yesterday.  Researched and authored by Tamar Millen, the report explores the relationship between community media initiatives and the arts, to the mutual benefit of both sectors.   In the introduction the Chair of the CMA Phil Shepherd says;   “This strategy shows how much

Open letter to the Prime Minister regarding Community Radio in the UK

I recently c0-signed this letter initiated by Steve Buckley, President of AMARC and Director of Sheffield Live fm.  See the letter in it’s original context at   ========== Open letter to the Prime Minister from 82 community radio leaders, media scholars and experts including representatives of 60 community radio stations from all nations and

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

Radio Salaam Shalom – Muslims and Jews talking together

Just giving a heads up to all at Bristol based internet radio station Salaam Shalom. One of the dj and member of the steering group Adnan Ahmed was an original member of Channel Zero and I also taught him at the university. (He also sold me this broadband connection, but that’s another story!) I