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Taking on the Media Barons

March 17, 2012 10:00

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 97 ready for download

On this show we've got all sorts of stuff and things from here there and

everywhere. We'll be hearing from La Quadrature du Net about ACTA, censorship

and the enclosure of the internet commons.

We'll be hearing from a member of the drive cooperative, discussing London's

newest housing coop. A person from No Borders will be in tonight too, talking

to us about the No Borders Convergence from 13-18…

Furtherfield Gallery Opening Event

February 25, 2012 13:00


Furtherfield Gallery

McKenzie Pavilion

Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NQ

T: +44 (0)20 8802 2827

E: info@furtherfield.org

W: www.furtherfield.org/gallery


Community Media: Top Tips for Viral Video Success

There's quite a lot that nonprofits, activists, community workers and creative people can learn from corporate media and advertising in order to make a well-meaning video "go viral."  Much of the advice on viral video is common sense. Follow these simple steps in order to promote your viral video:

The Activists: Transform Yourself to an Active Media Producer

You must transform yourself from a passive consumer of the wealthy’s mass media message to a creator of authentic content. You must use all of your resources to create content that undermines that very existence of the capitalist class. Ask a homeless man how he feels about capitalism, instead of a spoiled CEO. Interview a struggling mother instead of interviewing capitalism’s media faces.…

BlottR: 2011: the year of the citizen journalist?

Undoubtedly 2011 has been an especially eventful year for news. We have seen the deaths of Osama bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong-il, earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, the Arab Spring, and riots in the UK as well as Occupy movements propping up all over the world.

What has really stuck out this year has been the prominence and growth of citizen journalism. Social media and its use…

Media and the Riots

November 26, 2011 10:00

London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB. Saturday November 26th, 10am-3pm.

Concession Tickets £4

Luddite Bicentenary with Jim from Advisory Service


Jim from the Advisory Service for Squatters discusses recent developments in squatting laws, and the upcoming celebrations for the bicentinery of the luddites, and when and how he became an activist and anarchist.

Video: Michael Albert: On ZNet + what's wrong with facebook + twitter


Filmed at the Rebellious Media Conference http://rebelliousmediaconference.org/

Michael Albert talking about Znet, facebook and twitter, and new political social network alternatives and ideas around zsocial.

http://www.zcommunications.org currently down due to dos

Reclaim Our Media - Donnacha DeLong


The problem in the world of the media is that only a handful of corporations own virtually all of it. All run to make huge profits and have been cutting staff and quality for years. Time to reclaim the media and build new economic models.

Donnacha DeLong, NUJ President, discusses how we might do it.

chomsky keynote talk @ rebellious media conference


noam chomsky gave the keynote speech today at the weekend-long rebellious media conference in london

4OD: Do we get the press we deserve?

Author of “Chavs” and political activist Owen Jones believes the British public does not get the press it deserves because newpaper owners and their journalists are an elite and have no real connection with their readership.

Al Jazeera English: 9/11: When truth became a casualty of war

When the two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Centre that day, the impact was registered by those who perished that day – and the countless others who have perished in the wars fought ever since.

But the force of the impact was also felt on the media landscape itself and its complicity in the construction of the global war on terror that rearranged and justified the political ev…

Witness.org: Cameras Everywhere Report (video activism)

Witness have released an extremely interesting report entitled "Cameras Everywhere"; current challenges and opportunities at the intersection of human rights, video and technology.

The report looks at a range of emerging issues for activists, technologists and anyone who might at one point participate in a social movement. The new ubiquity of the camera has changed the landscape of power dramat…

counterfire: Darcus Howe’s timely insurrection

Mr. Howe's interview began with the BBC anchor asking, ‘are you shocked by what you've seen?' he responded with ‘no not at all' and proceeded to explain that none of this was new and none of this had been impossible to predict. From then on the anchor woman was visibly channelling Ben Brown of McIntyre fame.

Hack The Media - Spy tools: the right hardware

August 08, 2011 18:30

Hackspace London

Hackspace, Units 23/24, Cremer St Business Centre, Shoreditch E2 8HD


schNEWS: The Rise of the Nutters: This is Norway to Go..?

The Rise of the Nutters: This is Norway to Go..?

"The lunatic is all idee fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars."
- Umberto ECO, Foucault's Pendulum

The Norway attacks have led to frenzied specul…

Screening: Despite the Sun - Wapping Dispute

August 03, 2011 18:00


Doors open 6.00

6.15 introduction

Screening starts 6.30

Panel Discussion 7.30 – 9.00 -speakers to be announced-

Podium Lecture Theatre London College of Communications Elephant and Castle London? SE1 6SB

IMC Northern: iresign.org.uk now available!

With the recent spate of resignations from senior Metropolitan police figures and News International employees, we decided to make it easier for others to jump before they are pushed. Introducing iresign.org.uk - the automatic resignation letter generator!

Hack The Media - 1st DIY video media workshop

July 25, 2011 18:30

London Hackspace

Laboratory 24

37 Cremer Street, E2 8HD - 2nd floor Directions and info:http://wiki.hackspace.org.uk/wiki/Laboratory_24/Getting_There



Blog: Reflections On Facebook vs J30Strike

Earlier today I posted about a current crisis of censorship on Facebook.


  • Citizen activists created J30Strike.org, a website advocating peaceful demonstration against austerity measures in the U.K. on June 30th
  • Sometime in the last 48 hours or so, anyone who tried to post or share a link to J30Strike on their Facebook account was blocked from doing so, receiving instead an error me…

No sandwiches tonight, just motherf*ckin radio!

June 17, 2011 21:00


pumpin out yer stereo - riding the Catalyst Radio internet airwaves!

geeks in a field


Every year a bunch of geeks travel to the lovely Wye Valley from all over UK, and trudge up the 80 meter climb to Highbury Farm. There they camp out for a long weekend, running workshops and presentations during the day and sitting around the fire drinking cider at night, or enjoying the eclectic Raveoke and accoustic sets on the open stage. The whole set up is called BarnCamp, the main worksh…

Dissident Island Show - 20 May 2011

May 20, 2011 21:00



Now Then Magazine: Interview with David Edwards from Media Lens

Media Lens is a media analysis organisation set up by David Edwards and David Cromwell in 2001 to highlight the shortcomings of mainstream media reporting in Britain. Sending out regular email alerts to its subscribers, it questions the coverage of key topics by ‘impartial' sources like the BBC, as well as traditionally liberal publications like the Independent. Ultimately, it hopes to encourage m…

Guardian: Police buy software to map digital movements

Geotime software, bought by the Met, collates data from social networking sites, satnavs, mobiles and financial transactions

Britain's largest police force is using software that can map nearly every move suspects and their associates make in the digital world, prompting an outcry from civil liberties groups.

The Metropolitan police has bought Geotime, a security programme used by the US milit…

What's happening with Indymedia UK?

You find it where it always was, it looks the same and uses the name, but it no longer is Indymedia UK.

On 1st May 2011, Indymedia UK had it's name and URL taken over by a number of volunteers calling themselves the ‘Mayday collective’. Although the site looks and feels like Indymedia UK, it is no longer the same project. It is now under the sole control of a faction of Indymedia UK admins. T…

Big changes are coming to Indymedia UK


On 1st May 2011 Indymedia UK will give birth to two new projects. The Indymedia UK website will be archived, it will stay were it is now, but you won’t be able to publish news. In its place there will be two distinct projects: Mayday will provide a non-regional site with open publishing and Be The Media will present the best of radical news across the regions, including Bristol, Northern, Nottin…

Made Real

May 27, 2011 12:00

Furtherfield Gallery (formally http gallery)

Unit A2 Arena design Centre

71 Ashfield Road


N4 1NY

OWNI: From Indymedia to Wikileaks

From Indymedia to Wikileaks: What a decade of hacking journalistic culture says about the future of news


The first time I ever heard the words “mirror website,” I was sitting at a debris-strewn desk, hunched over a desktop computer, on the second floor of a nondescript office building on East 29th in Manhattan. I’d recently started volunteering with the New York City Independent M…