5th Docfilm Festival Submissions Open

If you wish to submit a documentary film for screening during the 5th Docfilm Festival between 1st – 30th November 2014 please contact with your details. These should include: Full contact details: Film Title: Length: Description: Director: Any credits you wish noted on the program: Please confirm you hold the rights to the film…


Community Media: a good practice handbook

By UNESCO: “This is a collection of case studies of good practice in community media. Its intention is to provide inspiration and support for those engaged in community media advocacy and to raise awareness and understanding of community media among policy makers and other stakeholders.” Click the image for the UNESCO website and download


Citizens’ Eye Institute of Community Media

It was on 4th November 2013 during Community Media Week 6 that Citizens Eye successfully held the 1st International Community Media Day. After exploring relationships across the globe the time is right to establish the Citizens Eye Institute of Community Media. Its aim is very simple: ‘To showcase examples of communities across the globe using community media…


What is the Reportage Club?

The Reportage Club is a simple concept. John Coster interviews special guests about media related subjects in front of an invited audience. Previous guests have included Jim Davis (BBC Radio Leicester), Gaynor Nash (Legacy 2012 Coordinator), Lucy Peel (local documentary film maker) and Steve Crump (former International Red Cross Sarajevo & 30 Degrees South book publishers). The basement of The Cookie on Leicester’s High Street is…


Community Media Training School Programme

The next Community Media Training School (CMTS) workshop will be held on Tuesday 4th February at BBC Leicester. The workshop runs between 2-3pm in the CoJo Training Room and will be about starting your own community focused publication – both printed and online. It will include: Thinking of starting a community magazine – why? who will…

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Four Community Media Week’s In November 2014

The annual Citizens Eye organised Community Media Week will take place again in November 2014 but with a twist…..there will be 4! Community Media Week 7 3rd-9th November Theme – Local Community Media Week 8 10th-16th November Theme – Regional Community Media Week 9 17th-23rd November Theme – National Community Media Week 10 24th-30th November Theme –…


2014 Training Programme Starts 7th January

The Community Media Training School 2014 Programme starts on Tuesday 7th January at BBC Radio Leicester. Time: 1.00pm-4.00pm Drop-in for 2014 programme details. FREE Workshop between 2.00-2.30pm – ‘Getting your voice heard through Community Media’. For further details you can email The Citizens Eye CMTS hosts sessions the first Tuesday of every month. Previous workshop subjects…