Tag Archive | Media

Dialect – Writing poetry: overcoming the legacy of child sexual abuse

Movie poster for Rich Peppiatt's film One Rogue Reporter, a pastiche of the poster for Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, with a press reporter's hat instead of an army helmet

plus One Rogue Reporter: Richard Peppiatt comes to Bristol

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Simon Chapman joins us from the Bristol branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) to tell us about a screening and discussion the union is organising at the Cube Cinema at 7:30pm on Fri 21 November.

Simon also discusses the redundancy of local staff reporters, press regulation and the owners of the Bristol Evening Post ‘Local World’, who are they?

One Rogue Reporter is the story of Rich Peppiatt, a tabloid hack who snaps over his red top paper’s fixation with sensationalism over truth. When the phone hacking scandal engulfs Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, Rich decides to use the skills he’s honed on Fleet Street to turn the tables on the press barons peddling sex, lies and scaremongering under the cloak of journalism. The result is a hilarious documentary: part exposé, part comedy, part cri de coeur against unaccountable press power. Read More…


Dialect – From Shakespeare to Hitler, Tarpley’s ‘craft’ of warmongering

The Bristol Cable logo

plus The Bristol Cable challenging the Tory press

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Alon Aviram joins us from new venture The Bristol Cable, a media publishing collective set up as a co-operative to challenge the Tory owned press in the city. He explains how it works and how often the print version will be published as well as giving is a sneak preview of some of the investigations they will be conducting.  Read More…

Dialect – Bristol’s Palestine Ambassadors Occupy the BBC

BBC Bristol TV Studios on Whiteladies Road

plus WWI and its 3 poisonous cousins George, Wilhelm & Nicholas

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Rita Cangialousi & Eddie James join us this week to discuss why BBC Bristol have failed to report the occupation going on on their Whiteladies Road lawn over their biased coverage of the Gaza genocide. They give some of the background to and context of the conflict which the BBC refuse to do. Why did the BBC tell Max Keiser when he worked for them that he was “Not allowed to discuss Israel in any context”? We also hear that Kirsty at the BBC pulled an interview from the ‘Best of BCfm’ show with former shadow foreign secretary Gerald Kaufman, whose Jewish family were murdered by the Nazis in World War Two, as ‘unbalanced’. Read More…

Dialect – BBC West victimise, bully & sack disabled presenter

BBC West's Bristol headquarters

plus Council Disabled Respite Care Cuts

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Annie Walker joins us to discuss proposed closure of beds at Bristol City Council’s Bush Respite Care Centre in Hengrove. She explains how crucial respite care is and how to help by signing the petition on the council’s website.

Petition: The Mayor not to reduce the number of beds at The Bush Residential Centre for disabled children

We the undersigned appeal to The Mayor not to reduce the number of beds available for overnight respite at The Bush Residential Centre for disabled children.

These beds are currently used by some of the most vulnerable disabled children and pressured families in our city.

Background information: These beds are currently used by some of the most vulnerable children in Bristol, families who are under great pressure and regard the current service as a lifeline. Ref. Short Breaks and other services for disabled children Consultation Draft v.25.4.14.

The consultation finishes on June 30 for more information visit: www.citizenspace.com/bristol/cyps/short-breaks/consult_view

Read more at http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bush-residential-centre-provides-taste-normal/story-21071781-detail/story.html

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Dialect – What to do if local thugs are shooting at your house

plus Smartphones and just how safe they are (not)

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We’re joined by David Solomon from Knowle this week who explains how Avon & Somerset police have failed to deal with local drug dealers. The criminals have been shooting at his house and at garden birds and he has had air gun pellets whizzing over his head. Eventually he had an apology from the police but there have still been no arrests as the whole neighbourhood is terrorised by what David believes are cannabis and crack cocaine drug dealers. He gives us his advice about how to deal with this kind of extreme anti social behaviour when the police initially refuse to listen. 
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Dialect – Keynsham’s Local Paper The Week in East Bristol and North East Somerset

Cover of The Week In Keynsham newspaper

plus the fiasco of flooding in the Somerset Levels

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Discussion around two big stories in Keynsham – firstly the closure of the Cadbury’s factory and takeover by Kraft foods who are now selling the site for housing. Why was the factory sold and why did Kraft not keep it open? Also the redevelopment of Keynsham town centre & civic centre. Will there be a new leisure centre as part of the redevelopment to replace the old one or not. We hear that appears, amazingly, to be an open question. Stephen says he’s apolitical and that’s helped his circulation crawl up to around 15,000.

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