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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect – Friday 21st Feb @ 6pm on Near FM In August 2013, through the support of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Joseph O’Connor and Paul Loughran travelled to Tanzania to discover how one butterfly farming project is educating local communities on the importance of protecting the environment whilst giving women a stronger voice in their villages. The Amani Butterfly Project is a non-profit organisation, established in 2004, that helps four hundred rural Tanzanians from six villages in […]

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  • Reinterpreting 1913

    Reinterpreting 1913

    Reinterpreting 1913 is a Sound and Vision funded radio series which explores the artistic influence of the 1913 Lockout in Ireland. It begins Friday 24th of January at 6pm and runs for 3 weeks (January 24th, 31st and February 7th) on Near FM. The series looks at the influence that the industrial dispute had on several different artistic disciplines from Literature and Song to Poetry, Drama and History. It explores both well known texts such as James Plunketts “Strumpet City” […]

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  • Pobal Chluian Tarbh, Inné agus Inniu

    Pobal Chluian Tarbh, Inné agus Inniu

    Tá Pobal Chluian Tarbh , pobal deonach Gaeilge,  ar an saol ón mbliain 1972 agus é mar aidhm  aige?Pobal a thógáil le Gaeilge?. Reachtáileadh iliomad imeachtaí le dha scór bliain anuas dírithe ar idir óg agus aosta.Ón mbliain 1980 i leith reachtáiltear Éigse Chluain Tarbh ?féile pobail seachtaine- ina mbíonn eagrais eile pobail páirteach. Tá nasc dlúth ag Pobal Chluian Tarbh lenár gcomheagras Gaeilge ? Briathar Beo?-atá ag reachtáil ranganna Gaeilge seachtainiúla le sé bliana  déag anuas; le grúpa macarónach Clasach de […]

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  • The Long Way Home – Celebrating 30 Years of the Peter McVerry Trust

    The Long Way Home – Celebrating 30 Years of the Peter McVerry Trust

    Broadcasting Jan 30, 31 & Feb 03 @ 6.30pm Please note – On Wednesday January 29 at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) Jim Carroll of the Irish Times will interview Peter McVerry as part of the Banter sessions . Doors open at 6pm and the interview begins at 6.30pm. Admission is free and more information can be found on Jim’s blog here To coincide with this special interview Near FM will re-broadcast The Long Way Home on the dates & times above. Listen on the […]

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  • Lovers of Life

    Lovers of Life

                                    Lovers of Life is a 4 part documentary series, which captures a snapshot of the Dublin Independent Music scene in 2013. At a time when the music industry worldwide is having to continuously change and evolve to keep pace with new technologies and online distribution facilities this series examines how young independent Dublin musicians are embracing this new musical landscape. This series meets the […]

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  • Frank Harte: A Life in Song

    Frank Harte: A Life in Song

    Near FM have produced a three part documentary on Frank Harte, the Frank Harte Festival & An Góilín Traditional singing club. The series features interviews with friends & family of Frank Harte as well as capturing the intimate & unique Frank Harte Festival in September 2012. Frank Harte was a renowned singer and song collector. He became a great exponent of the Dublin street ballad, which he preferred to sing unaccompanied and he was widely known for his distinctive singing. He had a keen knowledge […]

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  • Campaigners & Theatre Royal

    Campaigners & Theatre Royal

    Two new series this August on Near FM 90.3 Campaigners is a series of programs, which focuses on people who give of themselves for a cause in which they believe strongly. The campaigners interviewed include: Founder of Trace Missing Persons Ireland, Joe Blake. Chairperson of The Special Needs Parents Association, 
Lorraine Dempsey Rachel Moran and Justine Reilly of the Turn off the Red Light campaign. Christina Donnelly Founder of the Brendan’s Law campaign Campaigners will be broadcast on Near FM from […]

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  • Near FM wins sports broadcast award

    Near FM wins sports broadcast award

    The annual Kanter Media FAI Communications Awards were presented on Friday at the Arklow Bay Hotel. The awards, now in their third year, applaud those who use various communications tools to tell a particular story about, or promote an aspect of, all levels of Irish football. Near FM were  recognised in the Best Regional Broadcast Item for their commentary and coverage of the FAI Junior Cup final, and extensive coverage of the Bus Éireann Women’s National League throughout the year […]

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