Mehrdar Art & Production Doc Showcase

On Thursday 10th March I was asked to review a showcase of documentaries created by women involved in the Mehrdar Art programme in Lyari, Karachi, Pakistan. I had the opportunity to view 5 documentary films from the cohorts showcase of 12. The documentaries are the result of 60 women being recruited to participate in the …

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Presentation: Media Fellowship on Health Journalism

On Sunday 6th March, I was invited to give a talk to 30 journalists taking part in the Media Fellowship on Health Journalism programme hosted by Parallel Lives Network Member – Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication(BNNRC) The programme participants represented Bangladesh’s print, television, radio and online news organisations. It is always with a …

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Network Member Profile: Bear Earth CiC

Bear Earth is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Leicester that works to support women and girls in the UK, Sri Lanka & Nepal to access a range of both educational tools and materials to help dispel the myths and stereotypes attached to women and periods in different cultures and communities. It’s actually shocking …

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Network Member Profile: She Inspires Global

We are delighted that Zinthiya Ganeshpanchen, known locally in Leicester as the Founder & CEO of the Zinthiya Trust, has signed up She Inspires Global as a Member of the Parallel Lives Network. She Inspires Global is a company founded in 2018 that provides bespoke training organisational development support to small and medium-sized social organisations …

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DocXplorers Series – Pallavi Priya

The DocXplorers Series involves John Coster interviewing industry practitioners and issue experts from across the Parallel Lives Network’s Members and supporters. Next up is Pallavi Priya in Hyderabad, India. Pallavi is a Social Entrepreneur and Digital Influencer associated with various projects that help change society. She is the founder of a nonprofit initiative ‘Cause for Celebration‘ …

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DocXplorers Programme

The DocXplorers programme is where the Doc Media Centre’s resources ‘intersect’ with the Parallel Lives Network. Through the creative use of documentary media from our Museum, Archive and Library collections – including films, photography, audio and new media – we will be creating exhibitions, events and immersive experiences that connect individuals with the world around them. These …

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COP26: Tree For Life NGO

Interview with Kavita Ashok, President of the Tree For Life NGO in New Delhi, India talking about COP26 UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 in Glasgow, the climate emergency and air pollution. Part of the Parallel Lives Network Series talking with practitioners across the globe.

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Photography Newsday

Project details – We are supporting Network Member WACIT (World Awareness for Children in Trauma) by hosting an 8-hour Newsday to collect media content. The following four WACIT members are participating in the Newsday taking place on World Photography Day 19th August 2021: Brazil – ASEC www.asecbrasil.org.br South Africa – Kids Haven www.kidshaven.co.za Kenya – …

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New Fellows in Bangladesh

Project details – The Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) will be starting its latest Fellows Programme on 1st August 2021. Each of its 18 Community Radio Stations spread across the country, has nominated 2 Women as participants in their 4-month Fellowship Programme. The Documentary Media Centre will be supporting the Fellows throughout …

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