London, United Kingdom, June 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- WORLDbytes, the unique online Citizen TV channel, is delighted to launch its new website to host the channel’s staggering 150 programmes produced by 300+ London citizens in just over one year. With an onus on alternative views to meek mainstream TV, the channel’s new site launches with reports made by young unemployed citizens concerned about their prospects. They reject the prejudice that benefit claimants are idle spongers ‘on the suck’; interview experts on the facts and on ideas for innovation; send up the ‘Mcjobs’ on offer; take part in debates on state dependency and question the lack of protests.
The new site not only showcases broadcast quality programmes with something new to say but offers free film training opportunities to young citizens, demonstrating they are more than couch potatoes.
The channel is run by WORLDwrite, a London based education charity. The Director, Ceri Dingle, explains Citizen TV: “In one sense we’re all citizen journalists now and the mainstream media gathers sound bites from us to extend its reach and provide an interactive edge. We’re allowed to text vote on shows, our emails are read out on breakfast news, an occasional mobile phone clip gets aired but where is the access to the training or expensive kit to allow us to contribute serious reports, alternative stories, views and news? WORLDbytes, the charity’s pioneering channel, has stepped into the breach to ensure Citizen TV is both possible and taken seriously.”
Viv Regan, WORLDwrite Co Director says: “Our School of Citizen TV film facilities and free training allows volunteers to access gear and tuition they would never be able to afford otherwise. Our programmes push boundaries, question the way the world is, champion aspirations for the best for all and aim to make an impact.”
Please visit WORLDbytes, the Citizen TV channel at www.worldbytes.org
WORLDbytes is an alternative on-line Citizen TV channel featuring reports and programmes created by young volunteers. They aim to get behind the headlines and promote a people-first perspective on a wide-range of issues. The programme’s credo is “don’t shout at the telly, change the message on it”.
WORLDbytes provides free film training for young people. No previous skills are required but a keen interest in social issues and challenging ideas are a must as WORLDbytes’ Citizen TV programmes prioritise content over style. Details of the latest training sessions and an online application form are available at http://www.worldbytes.org/free-film-training/
For more information and interviews contact:
Viv Regan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0)7939 449 604 or +44 (0)20 8985 5435
Ceri Dingle Email: email@example.com
Tel: +44 (0)7866 806 918 or +44 (0)20 8985 5435