Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough

Niamh Griffin travelled to Sierra Leone in September 2013 to explore how women and men are tackling sexual violence. High rates of these crimes in Sierra Leone are a sad legacy of a brutal decade-long civil war which ended in 2002, leaving thousands mentally and physically scarred. She met with people determined to change this, visiting rape crisis centres known as Rainbo Centres. They are funded by Irish Aid, and run by American NGO International Recue Committee with local group […]

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Europe on Air Programme 7 The Asylum Process

Europe on Air Programme 7 The Asylum Process

Part seven of the series aired on April 17th 2014 and looked at the Asylum process in Ireland with special interest in personal experiences of asylum seekers in Ireland and the implications of EU obligations on lifestyles.

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The Rise of Brian Boru

The Rise of Brian Boru

A four part historical docu-drama “The Rise of Brian Boru” was broadcast in four parts from Monday 21st September to Thursday 24th September 2009.

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Live Coverage: St. Kevin’s Boys versus Real Madrid

Live Coverage: St. Kevin’s Boys versus Real Madrid

Near FM will be broadcasting live from 11.30am-1.30pm this Easter Saturday Shanowen Road home of St Kevin’s Boys Club will be the venue next weekend for the SKB Academy Cup Tournament from the 18th – 20th April. This will be our 6th year to organize this event which was inaugurated in 2009 as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. It has in that short space of time become one of the elite European tournaments for boys at Under 13 level. […]

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Europe On Air Programme 6 (EU Citizenship)

Europe On Air Programme 6 (EU Citizenship)

NearFM looking at the rights and benefits of European Citizenship Part six of the series aired on April 10th 2014 and looked at the meaning of European Citizenship with particular emphasis on the rights and benefits that accompany a European citizen and how being an Irish citizen in Ireland compares to other citizens of the various nations within the EU.

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What is worth Archiving?

What is worth Archiving?

Near Media Co-Op in partnership with CAPTCHA EU Culture Initiative and with the support of the Dublin Community Forum present a half day seminar to discuss “What is Worth Archiving?” and look at approaches to archiving. This event will be particularly relevant to community media staff & volunteers, media professionals, academics, students and community & minority groups underrepresented in mainstream archiving. The half day will consist of a seminar/Q&A and workshops relating to archiving and digitalisation. (As space is limited […]

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