Entries Tagged as 'media'

Monday, December 1st, 2014

#JournalsimIsNotACrime

In addition to delivering on the edit for our upcoming film on resistance to South Africa’s apartheid state for the V&A and greasing the wheels of other upcoming commissions, I’m working pro bono for the campaign to free three journalist colleagues locked up in an Egyptian jail for doing their jobs. 29 December sees the […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Posters of Protest

A piece I presented for Tariq Ali’s new show on TeleSUR English about posters of protest and some inspiring activists campaigning against the School of the Americas.  

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

what is the gagging law?

got an emergency phone call from robin at 38 degrees. “you know about this gagging law thing?” yeah, i do. the lobbying bill – the thing that will silence the unions and stop third party organisations (or anybody) from criticising the government a year before an election. massive threat to democracy and free speech. “not […]

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Waitrose urged by Greenpeace to #DumpShell

We’re part of a shadowy collective of filmmakers called the Agents of Intervention. Greenpeace told us that Waitrose have an unholy partnership with arctic drillers Shell Oil. So we agreed to make a film for them. You can find out more at http://greenpeace.org.uk/waitrose and spread the word using #DumpShell.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

jonnie marbles’ sentence sends a clear signal

Comedian Jonathan May-Bowles was yesterday sentenced to six weeks in jail for throwing a shaving-foam pie at Rupert Murdoch whilst the media tycoon was giving evidence at the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Better known as “Jonnie Marbles”, May-Bowles was also ordered to pay £250 costs and a £15 victim fine after pleading guilty […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

I’ve been making a series of short films and a promo for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. The London session 20-22 November 2010 will focus on corporate complicity in Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Some very clever people will be there and it will most likely be accused of a) preaching to the converted, b) not […]

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sky News reveals fire extinguisher suspect

On 10 November 2010, over 50,000 students and lecturers from across the United Kingdom marched in London against the coalition government’s plans to increase university fees. The march eventually reached Millbank Tower – once the Labour party’s headquarters – now home to the Conservative party. Some people managed to get to the roof. One person […]

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

MIT, Wikileaks and the art of blowing people up

Interesting perspective from Chommo’s own backyard. Goes into the ideas of how an institution like MIT could, on one hand, provide the brains to progress the freeing up of information and, on the other, be the same force that funds the brains to create new and more efficient ways of killing people. Read here.

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Sky’s the Limit

BSkyB has rejected a takeover bid from its sister company News Corp, the beast that owns News International. In the eyes of the general public, this media clustershag is commonly referred to as Murdoch. Specifically, its patriarch Rupert Murdoch. If a takeover became reality, what would the future of Sky’s television news be? Learning Mandarin […]