Month: January 2014

SECOND CHOICE FM RALLY SET TO TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

The Voice reports that a second rally has been organised in protest of the recent rebranding of Choice FM. SATURDAY JANUARY 25 is the date of the next protest against the changes made to Choice fm. Church congregations are looking forward to the planned appearance at the protest in Leicester Square of gospel choirs, alongside reggae band Musical Youth and the UK’s top Calypsonian Alexander D Great among others. Since Global Radio rebranded Choice FM as Capital Xtra last October, specialist music []

CAPITAL XTRA BREAKFAST SHOW HOST JADE AVIA VERBALLY ABUSED OVER CONTROVERSIAL REBRANDING OF CHOICE FM

In a new interview with Flavour Mag, Capital Xtra breakfast show host Jade Avia talks about the controversial rebranding of Choice FM (now Capital Xtra) in October 2013. Jade reveals: I got a lot of abuse over it and people were saying some horrible things. I think it was really sad to see something I loved go. I presented on that station [Choice FM] for over a year, I have deep love for it. I understand the public’s view but at the end of []

BBC WORLD PRESENTER KOMLA DUMOR DIES

It has been reported that BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died at his home in London. He was 41 years old. Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme. One of Ghana’s best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said on Twitter that his country had lost one of its finest ambassadors. BBC Global News Director Peter Horrocks []

MADONNA APOLOGISES FOR USING THE N-WORD

Madonna has issued an apology via Instagram apologising for posting a photograph of her son Rocco along with the caption, ‘No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #Disnigga. “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur…I am not a racist.” “There’s no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention…It was used as a term of endearment toward []

MADONNA UNDER FIRE FOR CALLING SON THE N-WORD ON INSTAGRAM

Madonna shocked fans last night (Friday 17th) after posting a photograph of her son Rocco Richie on Instagram with the caption: No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #Disnigga After the singer was criticised for her inappropriate caption she quickly deleted it but followed up with: “Ok let me start this again. #get off my dick haters!” However one supporter wrote that she ‘deserves a pass for using the N-word because she ‘has basically adopted half of Africa’. In []

UK NEWS: IPCC APOLOGISES TO THE DUGGAN FAMILY FOR SPREADING FALSE INFORMATION

The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for “wrongly” telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot dead in 2011. Via BBC News The Independent Police Complaints Commission’s chair Dame Anne Owers met the family of Mr Duggan on Tuesday. The IPCC said it would look into how “police responded to intelligence”. It also promised to interview some “key witnesses” who had previously declined to speak and those whose accounts were “inconsistent with other []

OPPORTUNITIES: MEDIA TRUST – BREAKING IN TO NEWS

Want to be mentored by experienced top journalists and learn how a newsroom works? This is your chance to Break Into News!   Maybe you shoot films with your friends at the weekends, you’re part of a local film club or blog about what you see on your screen. Maybe you’ve never created your own media but have a passion you’re keen to explore. If you’re 18-25-years-old with limited media or broadcasting experience, this is your chance to be mentored by top journalists and []

UK NEWS: WOMAN “OFFENDED” OVER COMPUTER GENERATED NHS PASSWORD, BUT CALLS HERSELF ‘PRINCESS DARKIE’ ON INSTAGRAM

Oh dear… Via The Daily Mail A black woman is demanding an apology from NHS chiefs after she was sent a letter saying her password was set as ‘charcoal shade’ for a hospital website.  Leanda Probert, 31, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, was horrified when she discovered the ‘highly offensive’ password in a letter asking her to book an online appointment with a pain management clinic.  The mother-of-one, who suffers from crippling condition fibromyalgia, said she thought NHS North Somerset was ‘having a laugh’ []