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UK NEWS: MEDIA DIVERSIFIED – KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN (VIDEO)

Media Diversified is a young and growing organisation which seeks to cultivate and promote skilled writers of colour. We do this by providing advice and contacts as well as through promotion of content online through our own platform. Live since July 2013, the initiative is already diversifying the UK’s media landscape, providing important, challenging and new content which contributes to global as well as domestic discussion on issues of social justice and equality. Our work has only just begun and there is []

UK NEWS: THE STARS COME OUT TO HELP LAUNCH THE HACKNEY ACADEMY / MY THOUGHTS

Today the great and the good from the dizzy world of entertainment travelled to East London to help launch the Hackney Academy…. Via The BBC BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning today announced details of the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy – the stations’ biggest ever programme of social action and outreach, which will offer up to 10,000 young people across Hackney and beyond the chance to gain skills and experience and to be inspired by leading people in their fields.  Opening in the run up []

UK NEWS: CHANGES SET TO TAKE PLACE AT BBC RADIO 1 AND 1XTRA

Big changes afoot over at Radio BBC 1 folks! As part of the changes announced yesterday (August 10th)…….. Via The Guardian Tim Westwood is to host the weekday drivetime show on the BBC’s digital radio station 1Xtra. Westwood, who already hosts hip-hop shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, will present the 4pm to 7pm weekday show from 28 September. He will continue hosting his Saturday night Radio 1 show and is the digital station’s highest-profile presenter yet. Westwood joined Radio 1 in []

UK NEWS: JADE GOODY’S FIANCE’S BAIL TO BE EXAMINED FOR WEDDING….

Jade Goody Jack Tweed Via BBC News The Ministry of Justice is considering relaxing the bail conditions for Jade Goody’s fiance Jack Tweed, ahead of their wedding this weekend. It has emerged that reality TV star Goody, who has terminal cancer, may have to spend her wedding night alone because of his bail conditions. Tweed is on curfew after being convicted of assault last year. Justice Secretary Jack Straw said he had great sympathy for Goody who was facing her illness with []