Friday, 26 April 2013

O'Fiaich College Open Day videos for PLC and second level courses

A selection of Open Day videos made by students I teach for O'Fiaich college.

O'Fiaich College Open Day (2013)

Uploaded by ofiaich1 on 26th April 2013
O'Fiaich College Open Day (Second Level)
Uploaded by ofiaich1 on 26th April 2013
Here is a link to the 3rd video below

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Ireland 2013 The Great Bailout (HD)

Ireland 2013 The Great Bailout (HD)

Directed and edited by Marcus Howard. .If 1913 was remembered historically in Ireland as the year of the Great Lockout will 2013 be remembered as the year of Ireland's Great Bailout? This video looks at the Campaign Against Household and Water charges march on 13th April 2013, the weekend that EU members were in Dublin Castle discussing the way forward for the EU and Ireland. The video combines footage of the protest as well as some of the speakers like Richard Boyd Barrett, Joan Burton and Joe Higgins, who are elected representatives of the Irish people in opposition to the current Irish Government. All classes and groups of people from all walks of life united to show the red card to what is being done to the people of Ireland. The video also mentions a little bit about the Save Our Forests campaign and future plans for May 1st. I was amazed at the wave after wave of people from all over Ireland marching in protest and of the creativity of the posters. As a fan of history I thought the march was particuarly poignant because of the 100 year anniversary. I am an independent documentary filmmaker who was just interested in capturing this event.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Ireland says No! to bank debt

If you would like to see a video of a tiny little village in Ireland who are taking on the might of the EU, the ECB, the IMF, the Irish Government and the banks please watch this. They have protested every week for over 110 weeks and are beginning to make some headway. They are attracting some international media but are being mostly ignored by Irish mainstream media. It will only take 15 mins of your time to watch. I made the "Ireland 2016 European Rising" series. Thanks for taking your time to read this. Marcus Howard

Ireland says NO! to bank debt

Directed and edited by Marcus Howard

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Media Ownership and Control

Section 2: Ownership and Control
This section will be exploring how media ownership affects media provision, taking account of power influence on social, cultural, political and economic dimensions, by identifying sources of power within, for example
  • media agencies (self-regulatory bodies and statutory regulators)
  • media corporations and organisations online, print, broadcast , both public and private
  • media concentration & cross media ownership

    Click on this Wikipedia link to find out some interesting facts and statistics about the media in Ireland. The link mentions statistics about the press and can be viewed here

    Here is a link to another useful article in Wikipedia to freedom of the press and it's importance worldwide

    You may find this article useful about
    RTE and this one for TV3 and this one for TG4

    Here is a link to one of the largest media corporations in the world, News Corporation, owned by Rupert Murdoch and his family.

    What do you think are the intention of the following pictures? What do you think they are trying to say?

    An interesting debate can be found here about trusting the news (although it applies mostly to the US)

    Are all these newspapers telling the same story in the same way?