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Channel 4 News Careers Day

Channel 4 News is looking for motivated, and engaged young people aged 16 – 21 to take part in a big diversity careers day on Thursday 16 October.

All the main news broadcasters in the UK are holding an “Open Newsroom” event to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in television news. The event is being organised by the Creative Diversity Network, which seeks to address the under-representation of BAME and other minorities within the television industry.

This is an all-day, interactive, event starting at 09:00 – 16 00. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at a TV newsroom, get practical tips and advice on how to get into journalism, take part in workshops and mini-screen tests. Lunch and refreshments provided.

09.00am-09.15am: Arrive and bring to the newsroom, overview of the day

09.30am-10.00am: Sit in the C4 news daily editorial meeting

10.00am-11.00am: “What we do” watch a shot film about what we do at C4 news, and hear from Jon Snow and Shaminder Nahal. Tour of the newsroom

11.00am-12.00pm: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

12.00pm-13.00pm: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

13.00pm-14.00pm: Networking lunch

14.00pm-14.30pm: Either continue with the networking lunch, or sit in the afternoon daily editorial meeting

14.30pm-15.30pm: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

15.30pm-16.30pm: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

16.30pm: Wrap up the day

If you want to attend, then please email info@inspirationalyou.co.uk by Tuesday 7th October 2014

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Whats On

Media Watch: Monday 1st September – Friday 5th Sepember

MONDAY

ITV1

8pm: The Food We Eat- Tonight

By 2050, the world’s population could be more than nine billion, meaning an extra 2.3 billion mouths to feed. With this estimate in mind, Jonathan Maitland looks to the future of food, asking what people will be eating in years to come. He meets experts who want to redesign cities and a scientist who is making beef burgers in a laboratory. He also invites guests to a dinner party where insects are on the menu. Last in the series
BBC 1

8.30pm: Panorama – Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal

Following recent reports that more than 1,400 children have been victims of grooming and sexual exploitation in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Alison Holt investigates why the police and council apparently ignored warnings of the abuse. She speaks with people who repeatedly tried to raise the alarm and hears from young people and their families, demanding to know why they weren’t protected.

WEDNESDAY

BBC World Service

2.32pm: The Documentary

Mark Coles meets the crate diggers devoted to giving Africa’s obscure musical gems a new lease of life.

BBC 2

9pm: Horizon- Inside the Dark Web

Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor people’s every move, this programme meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe it’s leading to opportunities for risk-free crimes. With contributors including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange
Aljazeera

10.30pm: People & Power: The Battle for Africa (Pt2)

The conclusion of a two part People & Power investigation into the effects of China’s increasing influence in Africa.

THURSDAY

BBC Radio 4

11.30am: Tupac Shakur- Hip-hop Immortal

Poet Al Letson recalls the life of Tupac Shakur, a conflicted African American folk hero. The son of a black panther, Tupac Shakur, trained as an actor, posed as a street thug and became a best selling rapper. He continues to be mythologised, revered and highlighted like no other. He was shot and killed 18 years ago, yet he is still the third biggest selling hip hop artist.

ITV1

7.30pm The Shape of Things to Come?: Tonight

New research has revealed that young women in the UK are the most overweight in western Europe, with one in 12 being clinically obese. Despite the nation’s love of dieting and fitness, the obesity crisis looks set to get worse. Aasmah Mir investigates, exploring what factors are at play
Channel 4

9pm: Educating the East End

New series. Documentary following life at Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow, east London. The comprehensive’s newest teacher, Mr Bispham, learns the job isn’t always plain sailing, especially when it comes to educating Year 9 girls, while pupil Tawny focuses on winning a place at the prestigious Brit School for Performing Arts & Technology, but she’s competing against her best friend Alice. With Acacia’s mother sick in hospital, staff are on hand to help the 14-year-old through a difficult time
BBC 4

10.40pm: Nelson’s Caribbean Hell-Hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered

After the discovery of human bones on a beach in Antigua, historian Sam Willis investigates one of the darkest chapters of Britain’s imperial past. As archaeologists excavate a mass grave of British soldiers, he explores the island’s ruins and discovers how the sugar islands of the Caribbean were rife with sun, sea, war, tropical diseases and poisoned rum

 

FRIDAY

ITV1

9pm: Piers Morgans Life Stories- Alesha Dixon

New series. The singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge chats about her career and personal life, opening up to Piers about how, after finding fame with Mis-Teeq and as a solo artist, she lost her record contract and found out her husband was having an affair, all in the space of a few weeks. She speaks about being on the receiving end of a backlash after replacing Arlene Phillips on Strictly Come Dancing, and reveals how she juggles motherhood with song writing and her TV work

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Whats On

Media Watch: Sunday 17th August – Saturday 23rd August

SUNDAY

BBC World Service

7.32am: Love from Hate

Lourens Groenewald is a white South African and a former policeman, who was involved in the notorious suppression of the Soweto Uprising. Dorah Mazibuko is a black South African whose son was active in the fight against apartheid. Mpho Lakaje tells the story of their unlikely friendship.

Aljazeera

8pm: Tutu’s Children (Ep3)

Young African leaders are challenged to put their ideas into practice on the ground, and breaking African taboos tests their friendships.

BBC 4

11pm: Egypt’s Lost Cities

Dallas Campbell and Liz Bonnin join Dr Sarah Parcak on a journey to Egypt to find out whether cities, temples and pyramids are lying beneath the sands. The potential existence of the buildings was suggested by satellites as part of an alternative approach to archaeology

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MONDAY

BBC World Service

6.32pm: Discovery: Antibiotics Resistance Crisis

The discovery and harnessing of antibiotic drugs in the mid twentieth century led some medics to predict the end of infectious diseases. But the bacteria fought and continue to fight back, evolving resistance to many of the drugs that used to kill them. Public health officials warn that without new drugs, medicine will return to the days where ‘a cut finger on Monday leads to death of Friday’. Without protective antibiotics to keep infections at bay, scores of standard surgical operations and chemotherapy for cancer will become too risky.

Roland Pease looks at scientific issues behind the gathering crisis. The last new class of antibiotics was discovered in the 1980s. Are there any others in the pipeline?

 

ITV1

8pm: Tonight: The Food we Eat

New series. A second run of programmes exploring Britain’s relationship with food. One in five families eat convenience food at least three times a week and it is claimed only one in six cook a fresh meal from scratch every day. Jonathan Maitland investigates what can be done to get the nation back in the kitchen.

 

BBC 2

9pm: Horizon: Should I Eat Meat- The Big Health Dilemma (Pt1)

In the first of two programmes this week investigating the truth about meat, Michael Mosley asks if those summer barbecue favourites – burgers and sausages – are as bad as some people think. He puts the latest scientific findings to the test on a high-meat diet to discover whether eating beef and bacon every day will do him any harm.

 

Channel 4

11.05pm: Dispatches: Nigeria’s Hidden War

The kidnap of almost 300 schoolgirls by Nigeria’s hardline Islamist fighters Boko Haram in Chibok in April caused international outrage. It sparked a global campaign demanding their return and pledges of increased military support to Nigeria from the UK, the US and other nations.

However, as the girls languish in guerrilla camps with no sign of rescue, Dispatches reporter Evan Williams investigates another side to Nigeria’s war on Islamist terror – claims of a violent campaign by its security forces against ordinary civilians.

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TUESDAY

BBC Radio 4

4.30pm: Great Lives – Baroness Oona King on Ida B. Wells

Matthew Parris leads a discussion on Ida B. Wells the African American civil rights and women’s rights activist who was a political trailblazer.

Throughout her life, Wells was militant in her demands for equality and justice for black Americans and she encouraged the African American community to fight for positive change through their own efforts.

She was an investigative journalist who highlighted the practice of lynching in the United States, showing how it was used as a way to control or punish blacks , often under the guise of trumped up rape charges. Ida was also active in women’s rights and the women’s suffrage movement, establishing several notable women’s organizations.

She was a skilled and inspiring rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours. She is the great life chosen this week by Baroness Oona King.

 

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WEDNESDAY

BBC Radio 4

2.32pm: The Documentary – Roots Reggae and Rebellion

Rastafari is Jamaica’s most famous export. British musican and poet Akala examines the culture of his Rastafarian heritage.

 

Aljazeera

8pm: Witness: Bnking the Unbanked

Is microfinance the answer to poverty? Two young Gambian bankers work to make their microfinance institution Reliance into a successful business.

 

BBC 2

9pm: Horizon: Should I Eat Meat – How to Feed the Planet

Part two of two. Every year roughly 65 billion animals are slaughtered globally for food – nine for every living person. In this documentary, Michael Mosley examines the impact this is having on the planet and finds out what meat we should be buying if we want to be eco-friendly carnivores. Is it better to purchase free-range organic or factory-farmed options? The answers are far from obvious.

 

Channel 4

12.10am: Something from Nothing – The Art of Rap

Documentary in which rapper and actor Ice-T visits both old-school icons and reigning superstars to discuss the art behind rap music. With contributions from Dr Dre, Eminem, Run DMC and Snoop Lion.

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SATURDAY

BBC Radio 4

11am: Democracy and the Arts in South Africa

Twenty years on from the end of apartheid, what role can the arts play now in helping South African society develop? Recorded with an audience at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, Bridget Kendall talks to playwright Mike Van Graan, poet Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, arts journalist Percy Mabandu, and jazz singer Nomfundo Xaluva who performs live for us.

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Radio Television Whats On

Media Watch: Sunday 22nd June – Friday 27th June 2014

SUNDAY

BBC World Service

9.06am: The Forum: Forgiveness

Samira Ahmed explores the complexity of forgiveness. What effect does it have in the aftermath of violent crime, conflict or injustice? Is it possible without remorse and is there any crime that is beyond forgiveness?

With the Rev’d Mpho Tutu, co-author with her father Archbishop Desmond Tutu of a book about forgiving; author and teacher Michael McGirr, and Marina Cantacuzino, former journalist and founder of The Forgiveness Project.

 

BBC World Service

10.32am: Global Business: What Does the Future Hold for the African Economy

The African Development Bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Donald Kaberuka has been president of the AfDB for the past decade and has been responsible for major changes in the bank’s strategy for development and poverty reduction. There is more emphasis on the growth of the private sector, and on the importance of major infrastructure developments in areas such as road, railways, power plants and communications. Kaberuka says infrastructure is crucial in promoting regional integration in Africa.

Donald Kaberuka talks to Peter Day about the key issues facing a continent with rapidly growing economies – including the critical importance of improving domestic trade links, tackling the image of corruption, Africa’s youth and the controversies of Chinese investment.

 

 

BBC World Service

7.06pm: Global Beats: Ghana

Eight up-and-coming Ghanaian musicians perform songs especially for the BBC and talk about what inspires them in Ghana and beyond. Efya, queen of Afro pop, was discovered through a talent show, and recently nominated for the World Music Awards. Kyekyeku is giving a modern twist to traditional palm wine music and making Ghanaians chuckle with his witty lyrics. There’s also Yaa Pono, with a unique rocking rap, and Ayisoba, with his distinctive gruff voice and northern style, plus gospel artist Cwesi Oteng.

The programme is presented by Rita Ray, respected London DJ and authority on African music, who is originally from Ghana herself.

 

ALJAZEERA

7.30pm:  Talk to Aljazeera: Doyin Okupe

Why has the Government in Nigeria been unable to defeat Boka Haram?

 

BBC 4

10.20pm: Venus & Serena

A profile of tennis stars the Williams sisters, telling the story of their rise to stardom and following them throughout 2011, which proved to be a demanding year. Venus struggled with autoimmune disease Sjogren’s syndrome, while Serena was working her way back to fitness after suffering a pulmonary embolism in 2010 caused by stepping on broken glass in a restaurant

 

TUESDAY

 

BBC 4

8pm: Rise of the Continents: Africa

Geologist Professor Iain Stewart examines key moments in the development of the world’s major land masses. He begins by looking at how Africa was formed from the wreckage of a long-lost supercontinent, with its landmarks, mineral wealth and wildlife providing clues that help piece together the story of its creation. He also reveals how this deep history has left its mark on modern day Africa and the world

 

THURSDAY

 

BBC 3

9pm: Stacy Dooley: The Truth about Domestic Violence

With one in four women and one in six men in the UK suffering abuse in their lifetimes, the presenter looks into domestic violence in young people’s relationships. She speaks to victims and perpetrators to try to understand the issues surrounding the attacks, and joins Lancashire police officers as they tackle some of the 9,000 cases of abuse they investigate every year.

Stacey also talks to Home Secretary Theresa May and gains access to the National Centre of Domestic Violence