Spring has sprung!

Spring has finally arrived with the promise of warmer weather, (though we’re yet to see it!) and as always, new beginnings. I have made a couple of changes myself – I’ve started my Spring clean early and decided it’s time … Continue reading

DIYDMU Podcast 012

Tonight’s podcast gave John Coster and myself some insight into the work of Ulike Kubatta, a documentary film maker who recently joined us at De Montfort University. Ulrike’s friend and DJ, Martina Giesa told us about her love of original R&B music, while J and Toc gave us some insight into the mind of millenials […]

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The end of TECH2503’s Community Media Café!

The six weeks of running the community media cafés at The Chapel Café in Leicester have been really great. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the time we’ve been given to chat with other people and encourage other people to take time out … Continue reading

Week Five – A chat with Martin Treanor

Week Five of The Chapel Community Media Café In week five of the Community Media Cafe, we had the pleasure of being joined by Amazon bestselling author, Martin Treanor, where we spoke about all things books, writing, horror and more! … Continue reading

A film clip to remember…

So, I have an upcoming filming project which I am basing around my blog topic Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence. The concept is inspired by the abuse awareness adverts and public service messages I had previously seen, so I have … Continue reading

A journey to survival

Just a short post today about some research I am doing into the actual organisations that support people going through some of the things in my previous posts. I recently reached out to two local organisations that help to support … Continue reading

Community Media and a Stronger Sense of Community

There are two articles about community and community media that are worth reading from today’s Guardian. The first is a brief account by Anna Bawden of the role of community media in the UK, and the potential for a not-for-profit focus on the new Small Scale DAB proposals. “Lucinda Guy, chair of the Community Media […]

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I’m not a Celebrity, but get me out of here!

I have focused on many highlighted cases in the public eye and even covered some celebrities, but today I had the chance to meet a real victim of abusive behaviour. She did not wish to be recorded, photographed or named … Continue reading

Around the world in 80 hits! Pt 2

In part one we looked at the contrast of peoples reaction from religion & violence to non symbolic public violence. We also began the venture into cultural practices and acts of abuse starting with FGC/FGM. Today I want to look … Continue reading