Entries Tagged as 'media'

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Questions Bloody Questions

The problem with filling out so many application forms for funding, placements, new livers… are the questions you have to answer. How does one eke out money for old rope – or worse, how do you feign insightful replies in approximately 200 words? Here are a couple questions I’ve had to answer recently…along with the […]

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The Ad the FT Refused to Print

Why? Libel. Apparently. Instead of redrafting the Amnesty International press release and passing the words off as my own [really? that happens in the press?], here’s a link to the press release. UPDATE: The ad is causing a bit of a stir in the FT newsroom. Emails are circulating amongst staffers, freelancers and management. In […]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Vile Lefty Twitterer

Am adding this here as a place of pride. Like many other polenta-eating hacks, I watched Sir Trevor McDonald lick David Cameron’s face for an hour interview David Cameron on ITV1. Seems I’ve narked a few true blues by suggesting that Tories at CCHQ were melting at having to shake hands with a black man. […]

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Haiti

Shortly after charges were dropped, I accepted a job as media coordinator for Merlin. They’re an emergency medical relief charity who responded to the Haiti earthquake by setting up a field hospital in what was a tennis court in one of Port au Prince’s worst hit areas, Delmas 33. Part of my role was to […]

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Travels and Travails

Have just come back from India filming my first ever documentary (by filming, I mean shooting, producing, directing, presenting, editing, everything myself) on suicides, pesticides and fashion. Working title “Deadly White Gold”… same as the article I wrote for Who’s Jack this September. At its height, up to 26 Indian cotton farmers a day were […]

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

G20 vs 34C

Despite the fact that photographs from the first day of the G20 protests in April 2009 show me astride an armoured personnel carrier in black bra and blue boiler suit with another woman straddling me in red stockings and lipstick heels, the Crown Prosecution Service has charged me and 10 others with impersonating police officers. […]

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Ooh. I've done "new things"….

After years of barking at cameramen and laying shopping lists of demands on tape editors (most of whom I can still only recognise by the backs of their heads), I sat a two-week shoot/edit course at the Frontline Club. I came out with a certificate that says I know what a camera does and that […]

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Iran. June 2009.

The height of post-Iranian Election fervour. As thousands of pro-reform demonstrators took to Iran’s streets asking where their votes went, one man went on a solitary journey along Tehran’s avenues pasting and painting hundreds of his own questions. A1one, the street name for a Tehran-based street artist, erected over 400 pieces on the day the […]

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Using the Holocaust to Sell Double Glazing?

With adverts like this for Israeli telecommunications company cellcom, you might as well be. Or am I being overly moralistic about this? The tag line at the end says “After all, we’re what are we all after? Just a bit of fun.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210H8wavqbc] Activists in the West Bank village of Bi’lin staged their own mock […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Police Shoot Protesters in Tehran

Received this video this morning. Not sure about dates, exact locations, times. A rough translation: “it is plastic bullet…he has shot three air shots…they give him info who to shoot…yes..like Palestine…he is shooting to air…oh bastard, bastard….Mohammad get away (from the window) they are shooting…(when the soldiers flee) good for you, good for you…(woman’s voice) […]