Category Archives: TV

Censorship in the Welsh media

The latest issue of the investigative website Rebecca includes disturbing accounts of two incidents in which the public were prevented from seeing TV programmes with a strong and clear public interest.

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Mission aborted – independent Welsh news consortium in new journal

The Association for Journalism Education has launched its new journal – Journalism Education – with papers looking at the current developments in the business, including the impact of Twitter. The journal includes a look-back at the previous government’s plans for … Continue reading

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New BBC Director General not a journalist or programme maker?

IN an article for The Telegraph, former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke, has warned anyone applying to take over from current incumbent Mark Thompson to expect sleep deprivation, relentless scrutiny and unimaginable criticism – plus a significant reduction … Continue reading

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No difference between online and offline illegal activity

WHEN Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane 11 days ago the incident engendered an almost unanimous outpouring of compassion, not just among football fans, but the country, in fact much of the world seemed to share in … Continue reading

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TV accused of sensationalising smallpox story – 1962

With media regulation high on the public agenda, a story from 50 years ago – when Wales was in the grip of a smallpox epidemic – has contemporary resonance.

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Masterclass from producer of BBC Story of Wales

Students at Glamorgan’s Atrium campus had a sneak preview of the new BBC Story of Wales, when John Geraint, creative director of Green Bay Media, who made the series, gave a masterclass on television production. 

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Devil’s in the detail when it comes to broadcasting cuts

Media stories are like buses in Wales – there’s none for ages and then a whole run of them arrive at your feet.  No sooner has the new chair of S4C, Huw Jones, been announced, and the Culture, Media and … Continue reading

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Rali in support of S4C – time to listen to viewers and ensure media plurality in Wales

Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (Welsh Language Society) organised a rally yesterday at Cathays Park outside what was, in pre-devolution days, the Welsh office.  Core to Cymdeithas’ argument was the need to guarantee the independence of S4C from the BBC and … Continue reading

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Spend on public service broadcasting in Wales falls again

The continued decline in spending on public service broadcasting in Wales is highlighted by Ofcom’s latest Communications Market Report, published today (19 August).

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