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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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  • 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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  • Coming Soon: Mad Scientists of Music

    Coming Soon: Mad Scientists of Music

    Coming soon to Near FM a 6 x 30 minute show about experimental music in Ireland, entitled ‘Mad Scientists of Music’. It will be covering everything from bedroom tinkering with Fruity Loops to technically and aesthetically sophisticated electronic ‘noise’ to Harry Partch style microtonal music. It’s produced by Gareth Stack and for more information you can read the production updates he’s been writing on his blog.

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  • Understanding Irish Muslims

    Understanding Irish Muslims

    This four part series tells the story of Muslims living in Ireland and demonstrates in a positive light how they embrace and contribute to Irish society. The series aims to improve understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in Ireland and assist societal harmony. A general overview of Islam is given and the series also looks at the Irish connection to Islam through those Irish who have converted to the religion, the involvement of Irish Muslims in the Arab Spring, the Irish […]

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  • Europe on Air Programme 5

    Europe on Air Programme 5

    Part five of the series aired on April 3rd 2014 and looked at the rights of LGBT citizens with regard to marriage and family rights as well as transgender rights and how the situation in Ireland compares to other EU nations. Special guests include Elaine King, television coordinator, NEAR TV, Deirdre O’Byrne, presenter of Pride Time on Near FM plus Max Krzyzanowski, spokesperson for LGBT Noise.

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  • Europe on Air Programme 4

    Europe on Air Programme 4

    NEARfm looking at the System of Education shedding more light on secondary schools and adult education in Ireland in comparison to their European counterparts. Special guests include Siobhan O’Connell, Principal of St. Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle and Niamh Farren, Communications Officer of Aontas, The Irish National Adult Learning Organisation.

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  • Europe on Air Programme 3

    Europe on Air Programme 3

    Nearfm looking at”The Changing Face of Religion” Special guests include Dr. Damian Jackson, member of the congregation of Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church and of the Dublin City Interfaith Forum, Dr. Melanie Brown of the Dublin Jewish Community and Shayk Umar Al-Qadri of the Almustafa Islamic Centre, Blanchardstown

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  • Europe on Air

    Europe on Air

    Series ‘Europe on Air’, Programme 1: Commercial & Community Media in Ireland and the EU. Ciarán Murray, Near media coop coordinator speaking to Frank Connolly Journalist / SIPTU, William Hederman freelance journalist and editor at The Irish Times (missing in picture) and Sally Galina Nearfm coordinator and president of AMARC Europe (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters) Europe on Air is on every Thursday from 4.30-5pm You can listen to the first programme here.

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  • Feminist Heart

    Feminist Heart

    Feminist Heart is a 4 part series which deals with Ireland’s contemporary history from a women’s perspective with a particular focus on woman’s voices from our own area, the Northside of Dublin. Broadcasting Saturday March 8th (International Womens Day), 15th, 22nd and 29th at 3pm. It will look at events that were not only historical and social milestones, but which also made a difference in the way women were perceived in society. The show will do this through interviews with some of […]

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  • Media Literacy Conference

    Media Literacy Conference

    CRAOL Media Literacy Conference What: Media Literacy Conference When: Saturday March 29th Time: 9.30 to 1.30 Where: 36 Teachers Club, Room No 4, 1st Floor, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Agenda 9.15 Registration 9.45-9.55 Welcome from Mary Lennon, CRAOL Chair. Video address from Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. Address by Conference Chair: Irena Cvetkovic. Athlone Community Radio. 9.55-10.40 Keynote Speech: ‘Do the Media influence our Political Views?’ Vincent Browne ( Journalist) , Harry Browne (Journalist and lecturer in the […]

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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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  • The Inquiry

    The Inquiry

    DCTV have produced a film that will appear in the Jameson Film Festival. Showing at the Light House Cinema, Sat 22nd Feb 2014 12:30PM The Inquiry is a docu-drama that brings to life the dramatic events of that 1913 encounter, when the two most notorious figures in Irish public life hurled accusations at one another in front of the international press. Turlough Kelly’s script draws on British Parliamentary reports and contemporary newspapers to provide a gripping account of events, going […]

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  • All Ireland Semi Final  St Vincents vs Ballinderry Shamrocks Listen to Live commentary on Near 90.3fm

    All Ireland Semi Final St Vincents vs Ballinderry Shamrocks Listen to Live commentary on Near 90.3fm

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  • To The End Of The Earth

    To The End Of The Earth

    To The End Of The Earth is a new 5 part 30 minute Radio Documentary series, starting on Feb 10th 2014. The Series focuses on the Irish Military Diaspora in South America and features the incredible lives of: Ambrose O’Higgins John MacKenna Bernardo O’Higgins Admiral William Brown Ernesto “CHE” Guevara Lynch Produced by Enda M Roche It will broadcast weekly from Monday February 10th 2014 at 6.30 pm ( Irish Time ) on Near FM 90.3 Or online at www.nearfm.ie/online […]

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  • Larkin Community College

    Larkin Community College

    Students from Larkin Community college visiting NearFM for a workshop on how to use the studio and desk for recording interviews. Their teacher Miss Fallon attended the Networds Training, a Leonardo da Vinci funded pan European partnership which offers training on how to use community radio skills in the classroom. You can find more information on the project here: http://radionetwords.eu/

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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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